Launch of National Menopause and Menstrual Health Workplace Policy
- Section: Policy and Research
- Type: News Item
- Published: 31st October 2023
Innovative policy and research launched to support NHS Scotland employees with periods and menopause at work.
The ALLIANCE is very pleased to see the launch of NHS Scotland’s National Menopause and Menstrual Health Workplace Policy. For more information see here.
The aim of this policy is:
• Support those in the workplace experiencing menopause and menstrual health symptoms
• Create an environment where staff can discuss their experience and get the right support they need at work
• Improve menopause and menstrual health awareness across the whole workplace
To support the policy, a line managers and workplace adjustments guide have been produced. These resources are available on the National Wellbeing Hub here.
To support this work, the University of Glasgow conducted an independent research study to understand NHS Scotland employees’ lived experience of menstrual health and menopause at work. Over 6,000 people participated. It is one of the first studies in the world to undertake high quality independent research across a large population to (i) capture the experience of both menstrual and menopausal health at work, and (ii) generate evidence-based recommendations around best practice based on employees lived experiences. You can read the research report here.
The development of a menopause and menstrual health workplace policy for NHS Scotland is one of the 66 actions within the Women’s Health Plan, which was published in August 2021. The ALLIANCE is supporting the implementation of the Women’s Health Plan through a dedicated programme of lived experience engagement. You can sign up to our mailing list at email@example.com to stay up to date with opportunities to get involved.
End of page.
You may also like:
Opportunity to add your organisation's name to a joint civil society letter to Scottish Government in support of human rights.Continue reading
A total of 110 organisations have backed the CCPS letter calling for increased pay for social care workers.Continue reading
The plans outline the actions both Scottish and Local governments will take to deliver on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.Continue reading
Organisations including Age Scotland have come together to call on the Scottish Government to include a mobility component in the payment.Continue reading
The ALLIANCE’s Chief Officer of Development, Sara Redmond, gave evidence to the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry.Continue reading
The ALLIANCE has joined partners in the HRCS to call for the Scottish Government to ensure the bill applies as widely as possible.Continue reading
The UK's social security system is a significant contributor to need for food banks, particularly for disabled people.Continue reading
Government support must prioritise those most affected by the crisis.Continue reading
The ALLIANCE welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on an Older People's Commissioner.Continue reading
Recommendations published for the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation of Social Care Support in Scotland
The Scottish Government has published a recommendation report.Continue reading
The ALLIANCE have published their draft response to the Human Rights Bill Consultation.Continue reading
The proposed board, agreed between the Government, COSLA and NHS, will aim to provide effective national oversight.Continue reading
The study is looking for input from people who are underemployed and working in health and social careContinue reading
Changes to build a fairer tax system in Scotland could boost spending on key national priorities by hundreds of millions per yearContinue reading
The crisis is impacting every aspect of the sector including funding, services and staffing, whilst deepening existing challenges.Continue reading
The ALLIANCE have published an event summary report on social care and the Scottish Human Rights Bill consultation.Continue reading
Government agenda includes a welcome reopening of the Independent Living Fund, but must back up warm words on Community Links Practitioners.Continue reading
Scottish Parliament committees have been taking evidence on key priorities in advance of the annual Scottish Budget.Continue reading
The second National Care Service National Forum will take place in Glasgow in October, following further co-design sessions.Continue reading