FTWW’s Volunteers Help to Deliver Training to Wales’s Endometriosis Nurses

Endometriosis Nurses stand with the Health Minister and Chief Nursing Officer inside the Senedd

Photo: Welsh Government

 

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March proved to be incredibly exciting for FTWW, with 18 of our volunteers participating in a 2-day training event for Wales’s new endometriosis nurses. 

Funded by the Welsh Government and recently appointed by every health board, the nurses will support patients with suspected and confirmed endometriosis as they navigate care between primary (GP) and secondary (gynaecologist) care. For many patients, this will involve pain management, pelvic physiotherapy, and waiting for what can be a long time to access surgery.

Our volunteers were pleased to share their experiences as well as give the nurses the opportunity to practise taking a medical history from patients.