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Urogenital conditions

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What is covered

This interactive flowchart covers urogenital conditions, including gynaecological, male genital and urological conditions. It also includes links to interactive flowcharts on cervical cancer, heavy menstrual bleeding, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, kidney conditions, bladder cancer, lower urinary tract symptoms in men, urinary incontinence in neurological disease, urinary incontinence in women, urinary tract infection in children and bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in children and young people.
To find other information about urogenital conditions, including evidence from NICE Accredited sources, visit NICE Evidence Search.

Updates

Updates to this interactive flowchart

23 February 2016 Angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction (NICE interventional procedures guidance 546) added to refractory erectile dysfunction.

Your responsibility

Guidelines

The recommendations in this interactive flowchart represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, professionals are expected to take these recommendations fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or service users. The application of the recommendations in this interactive flowchart is not mandatory and does not override the responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or their carer or guardian.
Local commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to enable the interactive flowchart to be applied when individual health professionals and their patients or service users wish to use it. They should do so in the context of local and national priorities for funding and developing services, and in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce health inequalities. Nothing in this interactive flowchart should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.

Technology appraisals

The recommendations in this interactive flowchart represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, health professionals are expected to take these recommendations fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients. The application of the recommendations in this interactive flowchart is at the discretion of health professionals and their individual patients and do not override the responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or their carer or guardian.
Commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to provide the funding required to enable the recommendations to be applied when individual health professionals and their patients wish to use it, in accordance with the NHS Constitution. They should do so in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce health inequalities.
Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.

Medical technologies guidance, diagnostics guidance and interventional procedures guidance

The recommendations in this interactive flowchart represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, healthcare professionals are expected to take these recommendations fully into account. However, the interactive flowchart does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.
Commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to implement the recommendations, in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations. Nothing in this interactive flowchart should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.

Person-centred care

People have the right to be involved in discussions and make informed decisions about their care, as described in your care.
Making decisions using NICE guidelines explains how we use words to show the strength (or certainty) of our recommendations, and has information about prescribing medicines (including off label use), professional guidelines, standards and laws (including on consent and mental capacity), and safeguarding.

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Everything NICE has said on urogenital conditions in an interactive flowchart

What is covered

This interactive flowchart covers urogenital conditions, including gynaecological, male genital and urological conditions. It also includes links to interactive flowcharts on cervical cancer, heavy menstrual bleeding, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, kidney conditions, bladder cancer, lower urinary tract symptoms in men, urinary incontinence in neurological disease, urinary incontinence in women, urinary tract infection in children and bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in children and young people.
To find other information about urogenital conditions, including evidence from NICE Accredited sources, visit NICE Evidence Search.

Updates

Updates to this interactive flowchart

23 February 2016 Angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction (NICE interventional procedures guidance 546) added to refractory erectile dysfunction.

Sources

NICE guidance and other sources used to create this interactive flowchart.
Balloon catheter insertion for Bartholin's cyst or abscess (2009) NICE interventional procedure guidance 323
Sacrocolpopexy with hysterectomy using mesh for uterine prolapse repair (2009) NICE interventional procedure guidance 284
Sacrocolpopexy using mesh for vaginal vault prolapse repair (2009) NICE interventional procedure guidance 283
Infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh for vaginal vault prolapse repair (2009) NICE interventional procedure guidance 281
Infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh for uterine prolapse repair (2009) NICE interventional procedure guidance 280
Surgical repair of vaginal wall prolapse using mesh (2008) NICE interventional procedure guidance 267
Laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) for chronic pelvic pain (2007) NICE interventional procedure guidance 234
Laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation for the treatment of endometriosis (2006) NICE interventional procedure guidance 171
Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer (2006) NICE interventional procedure guidance 158
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease (2003) NICE interventional procedure guidance 29
Erectile dysfunction: alprostadil cream (2014) NICE evidence summary ESNM50
Erectile dysfunction: avanafil (2014) NICE evidence summary ESNM45

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Your responsibility

Guidelines

The recommendations in this interactive flowchart represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, professionals are expected to take these recommendations fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or service users. The application of the recommendations in this interactive flowchart is not mandatory and does not override the responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or their carer or guardian.
Local commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to enable the interactive flowchart to be applied when individual health professionals and their patients or service users wish to use it. They should do so in the context of local and national priorities for funding and developing services, and in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce health inequalities. Nothing in this interactive flowchart should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.

Technology appraisals

The recommendations in this interactive flowchart represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, health professionals are expected to take these recommendations fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients. The application of the recommendations in this interactive flowchart is at the discretion of health professionals and their individual patients and do not override the responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or their carer or guardian.
Commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to provide the funding required to enable the recommendations to be applied when individual health professionals and their patients wish to use it, in accordance with the NHS Constitution. They should do so in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce health inequalities.
Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.

Medical technologies guidance, diagnostics guidance and interventional procedures guidance

The recommendations in this interactive flowchart represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, healthcare professionals are expected to take these recommendations fully into account. However, the interactive flowchart does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.
Commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to implement the recommendations, in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations. Nothing in this interactive flowchart should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.

Person-centred care

People have the right to be involved in discussions and make informed decisions about their care, as described in your care.
Making decisions using NICE guidelines explains how we use words to show the strength (or certainty) of our recommendations, and has information about prescribing medicines (including off label use), professional guidelines, standards and laws (including on consent and mental capacity), and safeguarding.

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