Scottish Government today launch the new Women’s Health Plan that aims to reduce health inequalities for women and girls.
Commenting on today’s publication of the Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan (this link will take you away from our website) that aims to reduce health inequalities for women and girls, Irene Oldfather, the ALLIANCE’s Director of Strategy and Engagement, said:
“‘I am very grateful to all women who gave up their time to help inform Scotland’s first ever Women’s Health Plan. It was good to have women themselves, including carers and those with mental health issues, at the front and centre of the work.
From our previous engagement work at the ALLIANCE, we heard that women want to see a system which provides them flexibility around their lives, both when accessing appointments and for treatment and support options. They want to be taken seriously no matter their concern, without feeling judged for their skin colour, culture or choices.
The Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan has the potential to change and improve the lives of women and narrow the gender equality gap. As Chair of the Lived Experience Group, it is very heartening to see the publication of the final report. It’s important that we all take ownership of this work in our workplaces, communities and neighbourhoods. All of us can make a difference in different ways to ensuring that the women of Scotland are heard’
Notes to Editors:
- The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. It brings together over 3,000 members including a large network of national and local third sector organisations, associates in the statutory and private sectors and individuals. Many NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships and Primary/Community Care practices are associate members and many health and social care professionals are Professional Associates. Commercial organisations may also become Corporate Associates.
- ALLIANCE worked on a ranged of engagement activity and in October 2020 to early 2021 gathered the views from women in Scotland on issues relating to women’s health https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/WHP-Lived-Experience-Survey-Report_2.pdf
- Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Group https://www.gov.scot/groups/womens-health-plan-womens-health-group/ (this link will take you away from ur website)