Department of Health written question – answered at on 2 June 2016.

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Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36176, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of endometriosis among (a) primary healthcare professionals and (b) women of reproductive age.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

It is important that women with endometriosis receive appropriate treatment and support. Information on endometriosis is readily available to both the public and healthcare professionals. NHS Choices have published information for the public on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis available at:


The Department of Health in England has asked the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence to develop a guideline on the diagnosis and management of endometriosis for healthcare professionals, including those in primary care. The guidance will be published in July 2017.

All obstetricians and gynaecologists have been trained in the diagnosis, investigation and management of endometriosis, which is specifically listed as a topic in the core curriculum for obstetrics and gynaecology.

To support clinicians, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology has published a comprehensive guideline and app on the management and treatment of endometriosis. Guideline available at:


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