Endometriosis UK
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Please do not name Doctors, consultants or specific medical centres & hospitals

Hi everyone,

We would kindly like to remind forum users to not mention the names of individual specialists or treatment centres on the forum.

We understand that whilst it is important to be able to express your opinions on your treatment we would greatly appreciate it if you do so without naming specific healthcare facilities or specialists on the message board.

Additionally, we are also aware that one person's experience and needs of a consultant can hugely differ from another. It is therefore our policy to take down any information that we come across regarding specific consultants or healthcare professionals.

We do understand that it can be challenging to find an appropriate consultant in order to ensure the best treatment for you. Therefore we recommend that women seek out institutions that have been peer-reviewed by other medical professionals and deemed centres of excellence. We feel that a good place to start looking for this information is through the BSGE website.


The BSGE accredited specialist endometriosis centres have consultants who are specialists in the field of endometriosis.

We have a team of moderators checking the forum daily to ensure that our no-naming policy is enforced. If you come across other threads on this message board where the specialists and treatment centres are being named, please report the post using the report button that should be visible underneath it.

Should you make a post that names a specialist or treatment centre or asks for other forum members to recommend specialists or treatment centres, you will be sent a warning and your post will be removed. On this forum we have a standard 3-strike disciplinary system. "Strikes" are assigned in response to inappropriate behavior on the forum. If a forum user receives 3 strikes on the Health Unlocked forum within a 6-month time period, they will be removed from the forum.

We are a very small charity and it takes up a lot of time and resources to moderate the Health Unlocked forum; therefore we really appreciate the cooperation of the forum users when it comes to honoring our code of conduct.

Thank you for your co-operation.

All the best,

Endo UK

5 Replies

Hi Emmajane, can I please clarify are we allowed to start a thread asking for feedback on a consultant / hospital and just ask members to private message us though? Thank you. 😊


Hi Arcadia 77

We do not permit any mention of names of either consultants or centres on the open forum, we do however refer everyone to


To help find a centre and consultant most appropriate for that individual.

After all we are all different and finding the correct consultant for each individual is best.

Hope this clarifies your question for you?



Thanks for taking the time to respond and explain Emma, I was just unsure about whether doing it in that scenario was permitted. So that clears it up! 😊


We know that some centres are emerging as 'better' than others but negative feedback should be directed at those providing the service so they can investigate. The BSGE list has been up and running since 2010 now and it is they who should be approached to set something up.


Thank you for this information.

I never knew this was not allowed.I am guilty as on two ocassions I have said how good my hospital has been to me and named them.

This will not happen again.


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