Welcome to the VPS, a UK registered charity.
Our aims are:
To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of vulval pain through the provision of support, education and practical advice
To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to vulval pain
We offer advice and information on all vulval pain matters. You can read detailed information about Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, Lichen Sclerosus, and other conditions. We also have information on sex, pregnancy, and other good advice. Find out more about us.
Consultation document: 'Standards of Care for Women with a Vulval Condition'
Care for patients with vulval disease should be of a high quality and be equitable. Standards for vulval disease should be developed:
- to improve the quality of care to patients (all levels of care);
- to help enhance (and help set up) vulval services in different Trusts;
- to justify current levels of care, and
- for advising clinical commissioners.
We have developed a document outlining standards of care for women with a vulval condition for BSSVD membership discussion and ratification, and now invite your comments.
The standards are intended for use in any service that provides care for women with a vulval problem from primary through to tertiary level care. They bring together best practice and existing guidance, provide a template for existing and planned services and aim to meet the needs of commissioners of services in a changing NHS. Various stakeholders have contributed.
We would invite your comments on the standards, which can be downloaded from the BSSVD website using this link:
The consultation period ends on 1 June 2012.
Please send your comments to
David Nunns, Chair of Education and Training group, BSSVD