Question reference: S6W-17303
- Date lodged: 20 April 2023
Current status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 27 April 2023
To ask the Scottish Government whether it is giving consideration to establishing an endometriosis specialist treatment unit in Ayrshire.
The role of specialist endometriosis centres in Scotland is to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment to individuals with complex symptoms of endometriosis and to those requiring complex surgery. Most individuals with endometriosis can be treated by a gynaecologist with training of endometriosis within secondary care.
From 2014-2016 a specialist working group of expert clinicians and representatives from patient groups and Endometriosis UK was established to consider how service provision for endometriosis might be improved. The group recommended the optimal approach for effective treatment of people in Scotland with complex endometriosis was three specialist endometriosis centres. The three centres are in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and are operational.