Great news- NICE have now published their new guidelines for the care and treatment of endometriosis. It is hoped that this will be a step towards reducing diagnosis time and improving the quality of care that women with endometriosis receive in the UK. You can access the full guidelines here.
I am so excited to see how much media coverage this has produced over the past couple of days. It’s always joyous to me seeing endo getting the attention and publicity is so desperately needs. My favorite coverage includes an article in The Guardian, a feature on the Victoria Derbyshire Show, and a piece on Newsbeat.
I was also given an exciting (and very last minute) opportunity to discuss my own experiences of endometriosis and my reaction to the new guidelines on ITV lunchtime news with Alastair Stewart. I’ve been really touched by the positive reaction this short interview has relieved and am so glad I could contribute to the discussion in my own small way. You can watch the full interview back here.
I’d love to hear your reaction to the NICE guidelines? Do they go far enough and do you think they will make a real impact for women with endo?