Gynaecology: Medical Treatments

Health written question – answered on 8th February 2012.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that women with symptomatic fibroids have access to a range of treatments, including Uterine Artery Embolisation.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published guidelines on Uterine Artery Embolisation for fibroids in November 2010. It is for the national health service to take account of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines when determining treatment options.

The NHS Choices website: includes detailed information for patients on fibroids, treatment options and where treatment is available. Information for patients with fibroids can be found at:

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