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FOI 2023 114 - Endometriosis


Information Requested:

Under Freedom of Information Act (2000) I would like to request the following information and I would like to know about these statistics over:  

•    a 12-month period using the most up-to-date statistics available and; 
•    over a 4-year period from 1 January 2020 to present day using the most up-to-date statistics available: 

1)    How many appointed professionals with a specialist in endometriosis do you have (a) in your Trust currently and (b) do each of your gynaecological departments have an appointed gynaecologist with a specialist in endometriosis? 

2)    The number of Clinical Nurse Specialists specialising in endometriosis appointed within your NHS Trust and working within gynaecological departments? 

3)    The number of people currently waiting to see a (a) gynaecologist and (b) gynaecologist with additional training in endometriosis? 

4)    The current wait time, in weeks, detailing how long the current wait time is to see a (a) gynaecologist and (b) gynaecologist with special interest in endometriosis? 

5)    The number of people currently waiting for a gynaecological laparoscopy?  

6)    The current wait time, in weeks, for a gynaecological laparoscopy? 

7)    The current wait time, in weeks, for patients requiring access to secondary care for (a) endometriosis and (b) gynaecological issues? 

8)    The current number of patients being referred or treated for fertility issues directly because of either confirmed endometriosis, suspected endometriosis or an additional suspected gynaecological issue? 

9)    How much time is currently allocated to routine theatre operating time for (a) non-cancer gynaecology and (b) endometriosis? 

Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 24th July 2023

Public Health Wales does not hold this information.


Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. Therefore, do not have access to this information. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.


I have provided contact details for each Health Board below; you would need to contact them individually for this information.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Powys Teaching Health Board

I am very sorry we cannot help you on this occasion.


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If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
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