CUTIC – the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Campaign – works to improve testing and treatment for chronic UTI sufferers.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Get chronic UTI on the agenda
Tweet or email these articles about chronic urinary tract infections, add something about your experience if you’d like to share, to as many of the following organisations as you can.
- Rise in persistent UTIs could be linked to antibiotics crackdown – The Guardian
- Why can’t doctors help end the misery of urine infections? – The Daily Mail
- Will there ever be a cure for chronic life changing UTIs? – The Guardian
If you’re not online you please write a letter reference these articles and your own experiences if you’d like to share them.
We’re asking for:
- chronic UTI to be recognised as a medical condition
- that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) provide diagnostic and treatment guidelines to GPs and clinicians for chronic UTI
- the education of GPs and clinicians so that there is awareness that dipstick and urine culture tests are proven to be unreliable as the primary diagnostic method for cUTI
- the adoption of clinically-proven treatment regimes – that recognise the difference between a chronic and acute infection – to successfully treat sufferers of chronic UTI.
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, NHS England
British Society of Urogynaecology
Public Health England
Director for Health Protection and Medical Director, Professor Paul Cosford CB
Leading PHE’s work on quality and clinical governance
Director, National Infection Service, Professor Derrick Crook
The Director of the National Infection Service leads and directs the specialist reference and diagnostic microbiology health protection services provided by Public Health England, and advises PHE’s executive on strategy and policy for microbiology services.
Talk to your GP about chronic UTI
We’ve produced an explainer for GPs which you can print out and take to your appointment. It gives advice on treatment, explains the problems with testing and links to the latest research on chronic UTI.
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