Information for the public

What has NICE said?

Sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure, and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. You should also be told how to find out more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.

Other comments from NICE

NICE said that patients reported consistent benefits from the procedure and described substantial improvements in quality of life.

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