The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published a guideline on the management of urinary incontinence in women.
The guideline is available as:
- Quick Reference Guide
- NICE Guideline - with additional detail
- Full Guideline - with complete background information and fully referenced
The guideline contains information on:
- assessment and diagnosis
- conservative, pharmacological and surgical management
- non-therapeutic interventions
- indications for referral
In a press release accompanying the release of this guideline it is estimated that 5 million women in England and Wales are affected by urinary incontinence.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of the contents of this guideline; it has the potential to improve the management of urinary incontinence in large numbers of women.