Can anyone point me in the right direction to find a copy of the protocol in this helpful reply to my last desperate post. My GP is refusing an NHS referral even though I had endometriosis and rectovaginal thethering and nodules diagnosed and mismanaged during a hysterectomy. I am in constant pain 5 months on, dull during the day and chronic at night. My husband has demanded an appointment for me with a senior GP at my surgery this morning and is not leaving until we have their assurance of a referral. Any help appreciated.
'There is an official 'protocol' that GPs are supposed to follow - 'to the letter' !! - about referring women with sufficiently bad Endo to a BSGE clinic. It may take ages as a lot of women are suffering, there are not enough clinics to meet the demand, and yes ... the poor old NHS is being starved of cash, but, it is a requirement.
I really think your GP may well be at risk, if he doesn't smarten up his act.'