Webinar: South West London ICS’s digital support for women’s pelvic floor health across the entire care pathway

December 1, 2022

Female leads from South West (SW) London Integrated Care System share their insights from co-designing a digital self-management support tool for women experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and discuss how getUBetter is helping deliver transformation across the ICS.


1 in 3 women will experience a pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime. This is a hidden condition which is commonly normalised and misunderstood. Women often report a lack of confidence to manage their pelvic floor symptoms, which is compounded by limited access to expert advice. Women’s health physiotherapists, urogynaecologists, and GP clinical leads in South West London co-produced and launched a support pathway for women to develop the skills and confidence to self-manage their pelvic floor health. The pelvic health support module is available at every GP practice, the women’s health physiotherapy department and at urogynaecology clinics across the ICS. It is made available alongside the existing SW London musculoskeletal self-management support from the getUBetter platform.

Key talking points:

  • The impact of pelvic floor health on women’s social lives, work, and overall health – we outline of the problem from the perspective of patients, clinicians, and the ICS.
  • Using technology to support women to better understand their pelvic floor health and develop the skills and confidence to self-manage their pelvic floor symptoms across an ICS (Clinician’s perspective).
  • Insights and experiences from co-designing a digital self-management tool to support women experiencing symptoms relating to pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • How getUBetter Pelvic Floor Health module helps the NHS to support patients with pelvic health problems and pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Why a whole pathway approach to digital self-management is crucial for a successful deployment of a tool to support an entire integrated care system (Commissioner perspective).
  • Making digital self-management support an integral part of routine care for women.


Jayne Thorpe, Deputy Director of Transformation – Planned Care and Long-Term Conditions | NHS Southwest London Integrated Care System
Dr Ranee Thakar, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Lead for Urogynaecology Pathways SW London, President-elect Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Dr Nicola Williams, GP Partner, Co-Chair SW London Gynaecology, Networks, Clinical Lead for Planned Care (Wandsworth)
Dr Lara Maddison, Team Lead Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Louise Coates; Clinical Product Manager, getUBetter


Webinar Format:

Welcome & Introductions – 12:30-12:35PM
getUBetter presentation – 12:35-12:45PM
South West London ICS experiences and insights – 12:45-1:15PM
Audience Q&A – 1:15-1:30PM


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