We are based at Bradford Royal Infirmary in the Women’s Health Unit on ward M2 of the Women’s and Newborn Unit.
The British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) awarded Accreditation for the Urogynaecology Unit at Bradford Teaching Hospitals in June 2016, joining 13 other units across the country.
Our integrated care pathway from primary to secondary care was highly praised and it was recognised that our standards, experience and expertise are such as to justify NHS England commissioning for complex pelvic floor procedures which are likely to come into force shortly.
The Urogynaecology team provides a wide range of services for patients including those with problems relating to prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, perineal trauma during childbirth, voiding problems, recurrent urinary tract infections and bladder pain syndrome. We work closely with specialist physiotherapists, continence advisers, colorectal surgeons and urologists as part of the multidisciplinary team.
We run consultant led clinics each week, including those on:
- New referrals from local GPs, the community continence service and from outside the area
- Follow-up consultations reviewing treatments and following surgical procedures
- Joint Urogynaecology/Colorectal pelvic floor clinic
- Obstetric tear clinic
- Urodynamics clinic
- Vulval clinic
- Research clinics
We run various nurse-led clinics:
- Telephone follow-up clinics
- Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation clinic (PTNS)
- Nurse-led bladder instillation clinic
- Nurse-led pessary clinic
- Research clinic
- Trial without catheter clinic
We offer up-to-date evidence-based interventions and treatments and are actively involved in clinical research.
As we are a teaching hospital there may be medical and nursing students and junior staff involved in patient care under close supervision.
We hold regular multidisciplinary meetings with the whole team to discuss complex and interesting cases.