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Endometriosis - NICE guideline published

NICE has published its first guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. BBC, Daily Mail, Standard, NetDoctor, Telegraph.

4 signs of endometriosis women should never ignore

Many women put up with these symptoms for years, not realising the damage they are doing to their health and fertility. Here's your need-to-know guide on the signs of endometriosis. Endometriosis explained video and guide by Caroline.

Progesterone in Spontaneous Miscarriage trial (PRISM)

Mrs Caroline Overton is Primary Investigator for the PRISM trial at St Michael's University Hospital Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC). PRISM will test the hypothesis that giving progesterone to women with threatened miscarriage in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, increases the number of live births when compared with placebo. More information about the PRISM trial.

Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology course

A two-day course on Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology will be held at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Regent's Park, London on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March 2016.
See details for 2015 course (pdf).

Appointment to Chair NICE Guideline Committee

Caroline was appointed to the position of Chair of the NICE Guideline Committee on the diagnosis and management of Endometriosis. It is anticipated that the clinical guideline will be published in May 2017. See the Guideline in development on the NICE website.

Suffering in silence with endometriosis - OK Magazine

Caroline gives expert advice on suffering in silence with Endometriosis published in OK Magazine for Endometriosis Awareness week 3 March 2015.
Read the article in OK (pdf)

Recovering after keyhole surgery for endometriosis

Caroline advises Mail Online readers about what to do to ensure a good recovery after surgery for endometriosis. Read a copy of the February 2015 article (pdf).

NICE guidelines: ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage

In December 2014, Caroline was a member of the Guideline Development Group that provided advice on the diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage in early pregnancy.

TABLET research and Elagolix research

Mrs Caroline Overton is Primary Investigator for the TABLET trial at University Hospitals Bristol.  Please phone 0117 342 5756 If you would like to be considered to take part. More information about the TABLET and Elagolix studies.

NICE guidance on miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy

Caroline was a member of the NICE guideline development committee that developed new guidance on miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. In this clip from national BBC Breakfast she talks about the new guidelines. BBC miscarriage article on BBC Breakfast.

Bladder Endometriosis in Endolink magazine

August 2012

Endolink - Endometriosis UK's magazine - features an article by Caroline on Bladder Endometriosis - a rare but treatable condition. Endolink Bladder Endometriosis article (pdf).

St Michael's gets Endometriosis accreditation

April 2012

St Michael's is fully accredited by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy as an Endometriosis Centre providing excellence in the treatment of endometriosis (accredited centres list). This is great news for St Michael's and confirms its status as a leading centre.

Caroline contributes to Cosmopolitan article about endometriosis

April 2012

The article describes what endometriosis means to a sufferer, Frances and Caroline explain the condition and comment on the difficulty GPs have in making the diagnosis. Cosmopolitan endometriosis article, April 2012 (pdf)

Secret guide to Women's Health to be repeated

March 2012

Sky Television's 'The secret guide to Women's Health' series is to be repeated on the Sky living channel. The ten-part series aims to raise awareness of women's health issues - many of which are often considered taboo. Each programme featured two women who came into the studio and shared their experience of a particular condition. Caroline was nominated by Endometriosis UK as an expert on Endometriosis and involved in the studio discussion with host Coleen Nolan and resident GP, Dr Rosemary Leonard.

Caroline is NHS Choices expert

November 2011

The new NHS Choices video on endometriosis features Caroline as the endometriosis expert. The video outlines the symptoms and treatment options, who is affected by it and how to cope with the pain. NHS Choices endometrosis video.