What we do
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 in Bradford in June 2016 joining thirteen other units in the country. Our integrated care pathway from primary to secondary care was highly praised and it was recognized that our standards, experience and expertise are such as to justify NHS England commissioning for complex pelvic floor procedures which is likely to come into force in 2017.
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:
- 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 different 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.