Date: 30 May 2018
The RACGP thanks the Department of Health for the opportunity to comment on the National Action Plan for Endometriosis (the Plan). Endometriosis impacts the lives of many women and their families, and is a cause of significant morbidity. The RACGP therefore welcomes the Government’s focus on this area and supports many of the initiatives outlined in the Plan.
The burden for the detection and referral of endometriosis depends largely on GPs who are the key to early diagnosis and management of women with this condition. It is important that the RACGP is involved and consulted in this process going forward to ensure the strategies are appropriate and realistic for general practice.
The RACGP provides suggestions to support further development of the Plan.