The report from the Pelvic Floor Society proposes changes in six key areas:
Empowering and educating patients and beyond.
Making use of technology.
Looking again at surgical procedures.
Making the most of our teams.
Each area is addressed with its own chapter in the report.
A dangerous silence
Historically, the combination of being a common symptom but also a massive taboo has meant that incontinence has sometimes slipped through the cracks, so to speak.
A group of UK charities, working for conditions where the disease or treatment can cause incontinence issues, found that stigma had a negative effect on research funding and investment. There is also a lack of appropriate recognition in policy forums and political public health discussion. Some things are changing, and the NHS recognises continence and pelvic health in its five-year plan, but the stig