Endometriosis report (NCEPOD)

Reports | Published: 11 Jul 2024

The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) has published A Long and Painful Road, a review of the quality of care provided to adult patients diagnosed with endometriosis.

Based on data from 1 February 2018 to 31 July 2020, this report states that endometriosis is a chronic condition which has symptoms and signs that need earlier recognition for appropriate timely management, and which requires holistic, joined-up multidisciplinary care. However, it finds that endometriosis is often treated as multiple episodes of acute care, instead of on a continuum such as other chronic conditions like diabetes.

This report contains a number of recommendations including calling for improved training on the recognition of the symptoms of endometriosis, and the need to raise awareness about endometriosis symptoms with:

  • The public and patients, highlighting that it is a chronic condition and how they can seek help
  • All healthcare professionals that endometriosis is a chronic condition and should be treated as such.

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Endometriosis report (NCEPOD)