3.1 NICE has issued guidance on tension-free vaginal tape (replaced by NICE clinical guideline 40, 'Urinary incontinence: the management of urinary incontinence in women'), transobturator foramen procedures for stress urinary incontinence and insertion of extra-urethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices. NICE is also producing guidance on insertion of biological slings for stress urinary incontinence [Now published as 'Insertion of biological slings for stress urinary incontinence'].
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients, carers, and those with a wider interest in healthcare. It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.