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.

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.

If you’re on Twitter use the hashtags:
You can find us on @cuticuk


Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, NHS England

The body that make the medical guidelines for clinicians
Chief Executive, Sir Andrew Dillon

Royal College of Paediatricians, Professor Russell Viner, President

Royal College of Physicians, Dr Andrew Goddard, President

Royal College of General Practictioners, Professor Mayur Lakhani, President

British Society of Urogynaecology

Women’s Medical Federation, Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, President

Victoria Derbyshire Show BBC

The Lorraine Show ITV

The British Association of Urological Surgeons
Duncan Summerton, President

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.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health

See how CUTIC supporters are making a difference.

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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