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Key questions on urinary incontinence (1.5 CPD hours)

Consultant urogynaecologists Miss Natalia Price and Mr Ian Currie tackle questions from GP Dr Shouvik Dass.
Learning objectives

This module will provide a primary care focused review of how to manage female urinary incontinence:

  • Taking a urinary history to determine storage and voiding patterns and accompanying symptoms
  • Initiating preventive measures and conservative treatment, such as smoking cessation and treating chronic cough conditions in primary care
  • Using anticholinergics (antimuscarinics) as a medical therapy for UI
  • Advising patients on the potential side effects of treatment and finding a particular preparation to suit individuals
  • Considering injections into the bladder neck or TVT when conservative management has failed
  • Managing untreatable urinary incontinence with pads, devices or catheters

This module was first published on 2 November 2010 and was up to date with all key guidelines and evidence at that point. It will be reviewed as part of our routine update cycle by 2 November 2012 but will be updated sooner to reflect any key guideline changes.


Miss Natalia Price is a consultant urogynaecologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Mr Ian Currie is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Shouvik Dass is a GP in Salford

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