Equality considerations

Equality considerations

NICE is committed to promoting equality, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people with particular protected characteristics and others. In producing guidance and advice, NICE aims to comply fully with all legal obligations to: promote race and disability equality and equality of opportunity between men and women, eliminate unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, disability, age, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity (including women post-delivery), sexual orientation, and religion or belief (these are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010).

Faecal and urinary incontinence are associated with the protected characteristics of age, disability, sex and pregnancy. Axonics rechargeable sacral neuromodulation (SNM) system is contraindicated in people who cannot operate the device, which could include people with physical or mental impairment.