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Women left in agony by 18-month gynaecology waiting list on the NHS 


More than 40,000 women have been waiting for more than a year to see a gynaecologist, NHS statistics reveal.

Among them are almost 5,000 patients who have been on the waiting list for more than 18 months. Many are in agony as they wait for surgical procedures.

In 2019 there were just 54 women who had been waiting more than a year.

The NHS target time for a gynaecology appointment is within 18 weeks of referral and last night experts and MPs warned that women are being ‘failed’, condemning the situation as ‘totally unacceptable’.

This year, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) found gynaecology had experienced the biggest waiting list increases of all medical specialities after the pandemic.

Many women have been referred after presenting symptoms of endometriosis, a potentially agonising condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other parts of the body, including the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

More than 40,000 women have been waiting for more than a year to see a gynaecologist, NHS statistics reveal. Stock image of a gynecological room in a female clinic

More than 40,000 women have been…



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