About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about urinary incontinence that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 171.

All of the treatment and care that NICE recommends is in line with the NHS Constitution (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england). NICE has also produced advice on improving the experience of care for adults using the NHS. For more information see 'About care in the NHS' on our website (www.nice.org.uk/nhscare).

This is an update of advice on managing urinary incontinence in women that NICE produced in 2006.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are a woman aged 18 years or over with any type of urinary incontinence.

If you are a woman with neurological disease see Other NICE guidance.

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