Artificial urinary sphincters for post-prostatectomy incontinence

This is a summary of the NEW Devon CCG commissioning policy for Artificial Urinary Sphincters for Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence

Management

Urinary symptoms following prostatic surgery should be managed with involvement of specialist continence services. Initial management may include coping strategies, pelvic floor muscle re-education, bladder retraining and appropriate pharmacotherapy.

Joint Formulary link: Chapter 7 Obstetrics, gynaecology, contraception, and urinary-tract disorders

Referral

Referral Criteria

Artificial Urinary Sphincter placement of the AMS 800 type will be routinely commissioned for men who suffer intractable urinary stress incontinence following prostatectomy that has failed to respond to conservative measures delivered over an adequate time in conjunction with a specialist continence service.

Artificial Urinary Sphincters for Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence Commissioning Policy

Patients who are not eligible for treatment under this policy may be considered for exceptionality on an individual basis.

Click here for further information on the Exceptional /Individual Funding Requests (IFR).

Referral Instructions

Applications for consideration for funding approval should be sent to:

  • Email: d-ccg.ifr-newsdt@nhs.net
  • Alternatively, please send to: The Panel administrator at Bridge House, Collett Way, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PH

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