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)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0054/10
Explanatory note 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?

None identified

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?

Submitted by 1 woman, 2 x both, 9 x healthcare professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0054
PSP name 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