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Welcome to the patient information section

This section holds information leaflets for patients that have been validated by the PF society (& IUGA International Urogynae Association).  We are happy for these to be amended/changed to take into account local policies, experience and audited results.


What is a rectocele?

Preparation and Recovery rectocele

What is a rectal prolapse 

What is a Lap Ventral Mesh Rectopexy? 

Preparation and Recovery ventral mesh rectopexy

What do I need to know about having a mesh?

Abdominal Removal of Mesh 

Removal of Vaginal Mesh

What is STARR?

Bowel Incontinence


Defecating Proctogram

Anorectal Physiology tests

Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation

Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Anal sphincter repair

Preparation and recovery anal sphincter repair 

Rectal irrigation 

What is the ACE procedure?

What is a Fissure in ano?

Obesity and the pelvic floor

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Squeezy Pelvic Floor Exercise App

SNS for urinary incontinence

Mid Urethral Slings

Urethral Bulking for Urinary Incontinence

Anterior vaginal repair

Spinal Cord Stimulation for neuropathic pain 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (NHS Choices)


Information Videos


PPH (Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy)

Stapled Trans Anal Rectal Resection (STARR)

Pelvic Floor Exercises for the treatment and prevention of urinary stress incontinence

 Peristeen rectal irrigation system


Useful Links

The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI). ACPGBI group of 1000 surgeons, nurses and allied healthcare workers advancing the knowledge and treatment of bowel diseases.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation or B&BF is a UK wide charity that provides information and advice on a range of symptoms and conditions related to the bladder and bowel. 

British Society of Urogynaecologists (BSUG). The Society's main function is to set and raise standards in urogynaecology by providing guidelines, training, research and clinical meetings (in conjunction with the RCOG).

Department of Health  Read the contitution of the NHS.  Know your rights!

Endometriosis UK.

International Pelvic Pain Society. The IPPS is committed to helping patients understand the development, evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain syndromes connecting patients with knowledgeable medical providers and reliable resources.

Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecology Physiotherapy (POGP) are physiotherapists who have a special interest in conservative treatment of bladder and bowel incontinence in mnen and women as well as sexual duysfunction and/orpelvic pain secondary to pelvic floor dysfunction.

The MASIC Foundation (Mothers with Anal Sphincter Injuries in Childbirth)

The Vulval Pain Society providing imformation to women with chronic vulval pain and their partners.

The Pelvic Pain Support Network provids support, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain, their families and carers.

Pub Med. PubMed is a free database accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval. PubMed was first released in January 1996.

The International Painful Bladder Foundation  is a non-profit, voluntary, umbrella organization, active worldwide, that promotes knowledge and awareness of interstitial cystitis (also known as painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome and hypersensitive bladder syndrome) and associated disorders among patients, patient support groups, health professionals and the general public.