The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women's Health held an oral evidence session on Wednesday 18th January in the Macmillan Room, Portcullis House. The purpose of the session was to gather evidence for an inquiry the group has launched into whether women are given an informed choice about the treatment options available for endometriosis and fibroids.

The group heard from experts about current practice as well as potential barriers and issues, with the aim of understanding what key recommendations the group can take forwards. 

Speakers included:

  • Paula Sherriff MP, Chair of the APPG on Women’s Health
  • Anne Little, fibroids patient
  • Dr Anne Deans, Consultant Gynaecologist, Frimley Park Hospital, fibroids clinician
  • Carol Pearson, endometriosis patient

There were three Q&A sessions, in which attendees discussed what the current situation is, what the key barriers are, what a best practice pathway may look like,  and possible recommendations for the report.