1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence of the safety and efficacy of bone-anchored cystourethropexy does not appear adequate to support the use of this procedure without special arrangements for consent and for audit or research. Clinicians wishing to undertake bone-anchored cystourethropexy should inform the clinical governance leads in their Trusts. They should ensure that patients offered it understand the uncertainty about the procedure's safety and efficacy and should provide them with clear written information. In particular patients should be informed that the long-term efficacy of the procedure appears to be poor. Use of the Institute's information for the public is recommended. Clinicians should ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place for audit or research. Publication of safety and efficacy outcomes will be useful in reducing the current uncertainty. NICE is not undertaking further investigation at present.