Pelvic Organ Prolapse a LOW PRIORITY in the NHS?

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Dear Department of Health,

Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) a UK-wide LOW priority for the NHS?

http://www.oxfordshirepct.nhs.uk/profess...

http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/CS/committe...

www.surreyhealth.nhs.uk/index.php/downlo...

http://www.suffolk.nhs.uk/LinkClick.aspx...

I ask because I came across these links when I was checking out on the internet why women with this condition all too often face unhelpful attitudes / downplaying of their symptoms by the medical profession, & why there is a lack of any useful information, lack of clear treatment pathways / lack of support & treatment options.

Why is it considered a LOW priority?

Have any NHS service-user surveys / q'aires re POP been used to ascertain how the women affected by POP feel about this / to find out what their experiences have been, and what research is needed into treatment options both conservative and surgical?

I would think that most women would not agree that potential loss of continence (both types), difficulty or impossibility evacuating the bowel, partial or complete loss of love-life / sexual function, pain and discomfort, management issues, work and financial issues, embarassment and humiliation are low priority to them.

Yours faithfully,

[P. Smith].

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Dear Department of Health,

I would appreciate a response, please.

Yours faithfully,

[P. Smith]

Department of Health

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