I had a response from my welsh AM to my letter about endometriosis. It focuses more on endometriosis in wales but also mentions new NICE guidelines coming into affect in 2017 which might help people get diagnosed quicker....maybe.
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Julie James AM
Assembly Member for Swansea West
National Assembly for Wales
7 July 2016
Thank you for your letter of 14 June about endometriosis.
I recognise the impact endometriosis can have and am aware that many women across
Wales suffer with endometriosis and understand that for a number of women it can be a debilitating condition.
Fairer Treatment for Women in Wales have recently published a report on endometriosis
treatment in Wales and as a direct response to this report I have asked officials to work with the Women’s Health National Specialist Advisory Group to review care pathways and provision for women with endometriosis in Wales. The objective of this work will be to improve equity of care across both primary and secondary services and raise awareness of the condition amongst clinicians.
In addition to this, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is due to
publish guidelines on the diagnosis and management of endometriosis in 2017. Once published, all health boards will be expected to comply with this guidance as part of their routine care pathway. This guidance will be discussed at the Women’s Health National Specialist Advisory Group and will be used to inform future service provision.
I hope this is helpful.
Vaughan Gething AC/AM
Ysgrifennydd y Cabinet dros Iechyd, Llesiant a Chwaraeon
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport