The female, functional and restorative (FFR) urology service at UCLH is a highly specialist tertiary service. Due to the current demands, the FFR unit has temporarily closed to routine GP referrals and has become a tertiary referral service only until further notice. We will continue to review referrals where the patient has already been assessed by a urologist in secondary care.

We hope to ensure that those patients who require the specialist input of this service are able to access the service in a timely manner and that those patient whose condition could be managed locally in secondary care do not experience undue delay.

The accepted referral criteria will include the following conditions/procedures:

  • Urinary tract fistulae
  • Urethral and bladder diverticulum
  • Ureteric stricture/obstruction requiring formal reconstruction
  • Male and female urethral stricture
  • Recurrent/persistent female stress urinary incontinence following at least one previous stress incontinence surgery that has failed to respond to three months of primary stress urinary continence (PFMT) which has failed to response to conservative therapy including three months of pelvic floor exercises and the patient wants surgical intervention.
  • Recurrent/persistent female prolapse following one previous prolapse surgery that is unsuitable for management by vaginal pessary
  • Male urinary incontinence following treatment for prostate cancer that has failed to respond to three months of PFMT
  • Recurrent/persistent urge urinary incontinence following failure of medical and behavioural treatment that wish to consider botulinum toxin, sacral neuromodulator or clam cystoplasty
  • Female urinary retention that may benefit from intraurethral botulinum toxin or sacral neuromodulation
  • Complex urinary incontinence/functional problems seeking cystectomy and neobladder +/- Mitrofanoff reconstruction
  • Congenital course of urinary incontinence requiring surgical correction
  • Synthetic mesh and tape complications

We are unable to accept investigation only referrals or requests.

Service management

Other contact information

Pathway coordinator for Mr Ockrim and Ms Pakzad

Nadia Yiannaki, 0207 447 7080,  uclh.enquiries.ffr@nhs.net

Pathway coordinator for Ms Greenwell and Mr Hamid

 Chidi Ogbonna 0207 447 9210 uclh.enquiries.ffr@nhs.net

 

Address

Female urology and reconstructive urology
University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
16 - 18 Westmoreland St
London, W1G 8PH

GP contact

  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Bladder pain
  • Bladder overactivity and instability
  • Female urethral diverticulm
  • Ureogenital fistula repair
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction and neurourology.

There is a nurse practicioner associated with the team, Mr Jingo Paras.

Mr Paras run specialised nurse-led clinics and can be contacted via the female reconstruction team PA on 020 3447 9210 or 020 3447 7080.

Our continence advisor nursing team carry out acupuncture (PTNS) for patients