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Urogynaecology service receives national accreditation

Women in Worcestershire with bladder or pelvic floor conditions are benefitting after the service which cares them in Worcestershire’s hospitals was awarded accreditation by the British Society of Urogynaecology.

The Urogynaecology department provides treatment for women with conditions such as urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, bladder pain and pelvic floor injury after childbirth.

The service first achieved formal accreditation from the British Society of Urogynaecology in 2011, before being reaccredited earlier this year. Just 29 units in the UK have received this accreditation, with Worcestershire one of just three units nationwide to have been re-accredited.

The accreditation process involves a thorough external peer review process looking at all aspects of the service provided to patients over a five-year period. The review sets very high standards of quality, safety and effectiveness and only when these are met can a service receive accreditation.

The Urogynaecology department includes staff from a range of professions, from the community continence team, physiotherapists, admin staff and specialist nurses as well as specialists within gynaecology, colorectal and urology.

Paul Moran, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist said: “We are delighted to have achieved this recognition. It could not have been achieved without effective team working and considerable effort on everyone's part to maintain and improve the standard of care we deliver to the public.

“Our patients and GP colleagues can be reassured by this success which affirms the high-quality service that we provide to our patients.”