The NICE guidelines
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidelines covering the diagnosis and management of Endometriosis. These guidelines aim to provide clear advice for medical professionals on what action to take when people with symptoms first present in healthcare settings.
You can access the NICE guidelines on endometriosis here.
BSGE accredited centres
Across the UK, there are several accredited endometriosis centres provided by The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE). These centres offer complex surgery for those with both suspected or confirmed severe (later stages) Endometriosis; defined as deep infiltrating Endometriosis or recto-vaginal Endometriosis.
You can access the BSGE website here and find your nearest centre.
Currently, there are no designated specialist centres or clinics in the UK available to treat thoracic Endometriosis and there is no national guidance on the investigation and management of people presenting with thoracic Endometriosis symptoms.
We are hopeful for this to change in the very near future.