This section contains all the latest news and information from the Vulval Pain Society.

Bristol Vulval Health Support Group - first meeting on Saturday 18 January 2020, 10.30 am

A new group has been set up in Bristol which aims to support women with a range of vulval health conditions, including lichen sclerosus and vulvodynia. Further information can be found on the Bristol Vulval Health Support Group's website at

The group's first meeting will be on Saturday 18 January 2020, 10.30 am at a venue near Redland station in Bristol. For further details about the venue, please email the administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group - notice of new address

Please note that the Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group, which covers the areas of East Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire and Hereford, now has a new address.

The administrator for the group has asked us to pass on the following information:

'The Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group is now much easier to join - simply go to

I look forward to accepting your requests to join.'

Participants needed for study exploring the physical and psychological experiences and sexual function of women with vulvodynia (King's College London, London, UK)

Vulvodynia can have a big impact on a person’s life. It can affect the way women think and feel and the activities they do.

King's College London are looking for participants in an online questionnaire-based study whose purpose will be to explore the psychological experience, pain experience and sexual function of women with vulvodynia.

In order to participate in this study you will need to have a diagnosis of vulvodynia by a health professional, be 18 years or older and not be currently pregnant.

Full details of the study are given on our Current research page.

Participants needed for study to develop practitioner guidelines on communication about the psychological aspects of vulvodynia (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)

The University of Nottingham are looking for participants for a study which is aimed at understanding the views of women and practitioners on communicating about the psychological aspects and impact of vulvodynia, and then producing guidelines to support practitioners in this communication.

To participate in the study, you should either be a patient with a diagnosis of vulvodynia, or a practitioner who works with women with vulvodynia, either in the management of the condition or by referring on to specialist services.

For full details of the study, please see our Current research page.

UPDATE: Vulval Pain Society Conference Leeds 2019 - tickets still available

If you're thinking of booking tickets for the VPS Conference on vulvodynia in Leeds on Saturday 5 October 2019, there's still time to do so but you''ll have to be quick as bookings will now close on Monday 23 September 2019 at 9.00 am.

Full details of the event and how to book can be found on the VPS website.


Vulval Pain Society Conference Leeds 2019, Saturday 5 October 2019 - tickets now available

VPS butterfly logo outlined in white 16 times on a red background

Book your place now for the Vulval Pain Society Conference. It takes place at the prestigious Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds on:

Saturday 5th October 2019

Please note that bookings will close on 21 September 2019.

Speakers for the day include:

  • Dr David Nunns (Gynaecologist)
  • Dr Winston de Mello (Consultant in Pain Medicine)
  • Dr Katharine Warburton (Dermatologist)
  • Sheren Gaulbert (Pain Science Educator and Cognitive Hypnotherapist)
  • Maria Elliott (Chartered Physiotherapist) 

Read more for tickets and full details.