Pelvic Pain


The EXPPECT Pelvic Pain Service consists of a multidisciplinary team that aims to provide high quality, evidence based and patient-centred management of pelvic pain.

This website has been designed by Christopher Graham, with the support of EXPPECT Pelvic Pain clinic staff at NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh, to provide you with up-to-date factual information about pelvic pain and possible treatments.

Endometriosis: The Experts' Guide

Professor Andrew Horne and Carol Pearson have co-authored a practical patient guide to endometriosis

Launched on 5th March 2018, "Endometriosis: The Experts’ Guide to Treat, Manage and Live Well with Your Symptoms" written by Professor Andrew Horne and Carol Pearson (Endometriosis UK Patient Leader) is available from Amazon.

Moneys raised by book sales will go to Endometriosis UK.

Support for EXPPECT

£100,000 for pain management research from The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust

The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust has donated £100,000 to EXPPECT to support our research into pain management for women with endometriosis.

The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust is a charity awarding grants to support the fields of medicine, education and welfare.

Professor Andrew Horne explains how this donation will support EXPPECT's vital research into endometriosis in an Edinburgh Friends magazine article

The £100,000 from The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust will cover the cost of a research scientist who will work with us to identify potential drug targets that could lead to a better way of managing pain and related symptoms

Professor Andrew Horne(Adapted from Edinburgh Friends magazine article)

Funding for a prescribing physiotherapist

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation

The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation has approved funding to pilot a prescribing physiotherapist at EXPPECT.

The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation aims to improve the physical and mental health of the people of Scotland, in particular in Edinburgh and the Lothians. It provides funding and makes grants to support projects and initiatives not normally funded by the health service.

Melbourne Free Public Forum: "Endometriosis - moving towards a pain free future”, with Professor Horne addressing the audience

EXPPECT around the world

Professor Andrew Horne speaks in Melbourne

Professor Andrew Horne was a panelist at a Free Public Forum entitled "Endometriosis - moving towards a pain free future” at the Melbourne Museum in Australia on 5 October 2017.

The event was hosted by ABC Science’s, Dr Bernie Hobbs, and attended by over 200 members of the public.  The forum was about endometriosis and the latest research addressing the key issues facing women living with the condition.

EXPPECT pelvic pain team