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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 38458, tabled on 22 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce diagnosis times for endometriosis.

Answered on

6 September 2021

A call for evidence was launched to inform the priorities, content and actions of the Women’s Health Strategy which included questions on gynaecological conditions, including endometriosis. We are currently analysing the responses and we aim to publish the Women’s Health Strategy later this year.

The National Institute of Health Research hosted research to explore the experience of women who present with endometriosis-like symptoms in primary care. The results will inform our understanding of delays in diagnosis.