March is endometriosis awareness month. To coincide with this, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has released a new education e-module which is free to RCGP members and other healthcare professionals in the UK. The course aims to promote awareness of the symptoms, signs and management of endometriosis, in order to help GPs support earlier diagnosis of the disease.
The new education e-module is part of the RCGP’s spotlight project on menstrual wellbeing, developed in partnership with the charity Endometriosis UK.
In September 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidance on diagnosing and managing endometriosis. The guideline aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of endometriosis and to provide clear advice on what action to take when women with signs and symptoms of endometriosis first present to their GP or healthcare professional. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.
Source: Endometriosis UK, 5 March 2019