Vaginal Prolapse and Fitting Ring Pessaries

Venue: Online British Orthodontic Society, 12 Bridewell Pl, London EC4V 6AP
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Next course dates available

  • 12th June 2024 (01:00pm - 04:30pm)


As women are now living longer, genital prolapse is becoming an ever-increasing problem. Healthcare Professionals working in Primary/Secondary Care settings are fitting and changing vaginal (ring) pessaries on a frequent basis.

This half day session aims to provide healthcare workers with the theoretical/practical skills and knowledge required to safely fit and change pessaries.


  • An overview of the female genital tract

  • Signs and symptoms of prolapse

  • Types of pessaries available How to fit and change a ring pessary

  • Practical workshop using a manikin

  • Identification of problems and how to solve them

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy for the genital tract

Aims and outcomes

  • Understand the causes of female genital prolapse

  • Describe the signs and symptoms associated this condition

  • Explain to women how gynaecological surgery may help

  • Identify problems associated with ring pessaries

  • Describe how to fit and change ring pessaries



How to apply for funding and apply for this course

Please complete the MS Form available at the following link: HWE Training Hub Funding Request Form (

The Training Hub will review and approve the course funding - however, it is your responsibility to book your place on the course you wish to attend. We will review and respond to applications in order of the course date (soonest courses first) and date received. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Once the Training Hub has approved your funding request, we will contact you with instructions on how to book your place on the course. When you have booked, please send us your booking confirmation to complete the process. Your booking confirmation must be received by the Training Hub within 1 week of your funding approval. If your booking confirmation is not received within a week of your request for funding being approved, your approval will no longer be valid and you will need to complete a new funding request form, via the MS Forms link. We will notify you if we have withdrawn your funding request.

(The short timeline is due to courses frequently becoming unavailable due to popularity.)


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