Priority 10 from the Pessary use for Prolapse PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What is the ideal training to be a 'qualified' pessary practitioner? (JLA PSP Priority 10)
|JLA question ID
|There are no national UK guidelines or protocols to inform the training required for cliinicians to be considered competent to fit pessaries. A future project to develop these guidelines would ideally include women pessary users in each stage of development. Examples: What training should be provided prior to clinicians fitting pessaries? In the UK how much training is given professionals fitting pessaries for prolapse?
|Health Research Classification System category
|Renal and urogenital
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
Do I have to have official training in pessaries before offering them to women ? ~ What qualifications do practitioners need to hold to fit pessaries? ~ Have concerns to make as patient advocate re: some unqualified people fitting pessaries and charging patients for the service of fitting the pessary, then 2nd charge for the pessary itself-which is totally supported. ~ What training does a women's health physio need to be accredited competent in pessary management?
|1 woman, 2 x both, 9 x healthcare professionals
|PSP unique ID
|Pessary use for Prolapse
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|66 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|8 September 2017