Mr Chris Guyer
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
The Endometriosis Centres project continues to gain momentum. The end of year data collection confirms that we currently have 51 accredited centres and 11 provisional centres for 2017.
Exemplar videos were introduced in 2016 and have now been embedded in accreditation. The accreditation process is evolving and a minimum of 10 hours per week will now be required for centre accreditation. This will become mandatory in 2018.
We have developed a joint meeting with the British Society of Gynaecological Imaging (BSGI) to be held in Surrey on 10th November, 2017. We will use this as an opportunity for those working in accredited and provisional centres to network and there will be a session to allow presentations from centres to showcase the work they are currently doing. This will be a fantastic opportunity for people to share ideas.
NICE have been in contact with us about their guideline on endometriosis. The centres will be featured within this, as they see them as an opportunity to deliver a specialist service nationally which could prove to be more cost effective and beneficial to patients.
There is hope that a publication relating to outcomes from data submitted over the last 5 years from accredited centres will be accepted for publication this year. I look forward to updating you on this both on the website and in a future edition of The Scope.