About Us

An estimated 6 million people in the UK are affected by continence problems which is why we joined together to represent patients and producers.

A sixteen year history…

The Urology Trade Association was set up in 2007 with the overriding aim to protect and promote the Drug Tariff as the preferred mechanism to support research, innovation and development in the urology industry. The UTA was immensely successful in its campaign, and has since grown to actively pursue other related areas of interest and concern to the industry.

The urology industry is one of the largest health product suppliers to patients, via the NHS. Demand for urological products is expected to rise over the next decade, in part because of the UK’s ageing population, and the bladder and bowel complications which may develop as people get older.

What do we do?

The UTA meets and engages with partners from across the NHS to highlight the major opportunities to be found in the urological sector. By improving patient choice, and increasing education amongst patients and the public about bladder and bowel issues, as well as how to use urological devices, the NHS has the potential to save money by reducing UTI-related hospital admissions. The NHS currently spends more than £500 million a year treating UTIs, and other preventable tract infections.

Whitehouse Communications acts as Secretariat for, and provides public affairs to, the Urology Trade Association. 


UTA members receive weekly monitoring and breaking news updates to keep afloat with industry challenges.


Market access increased and secured by providing tailored sector-specific intelligence.


Respond to NICE and NHS consultations promoting the position of the urology industry and securing patient choice as a key tenet of Government policy.

Post-Brexit developments

The UTA continues to monitor the changing medical device landscape and Members are constantly kept up to date with developments relating to the new regulatory regime.


Successful launch of the Your Prescription, Your Choice campaign, plus support on other urology campaigns.


The UTA engages with senior stakeholders in Government and the NHS. This includes ensuring that urology is front and centre of the NHS reform and planning.


Regular high-level meetings with Ministers and MPs, discussing issues affecting UTA members.


Widely published and cited articles in health journals and specialist publications, including the Health Service Journal.


The UTA conducts research into product developments and best practice within the urology industry.

Providing issues-led communications to the
Urology Trade Association.

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10 Polperro Mews
SE11 4TY


E: [email protected]
T: 020 3855 5760