The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is currently working to gather lived experience to inform Scottish Government’s new Women’s Health Plan, with a short online survey.
The Plan aims to tackle women’s health and inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to healthcare for all women at all stages of life and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women.
The ALLIANCE is working on behalf of Scottish Government to ensure that women with lived experience have a chance to input to the plan and have their voices heard.
Their intention is that this work will be as demographically and geographically representative of women in Scotland as possible – their approach is to first share a survey to gather a wide range of responses to set questions, and later to hold virtual development days to gather more in depth responses and discussion.
The ALLIANCE and Scottish Government want to ensure the Women’s Health Plan meets the needs of all women and girls*; the survey has been developed to seek the views and experiences of women in Scotland to help to inform the Plan.
* Please note, the Plan is inclusive of trans women, trans men who continue to require access to women’s health services, those with variations in sex characteristics, and non-binary people. In taking an inclusive approach, the ALLIANCE wants to be clear that a core principle of this work is to uphold the dignity and rights of all women and girls in a way that responds effectively to their needs.
The survey should only take 10 – 15 minutes to complete; the deadline for responses is Monday 14th September.
To submit your response, or for further information, please visit Scottish Government’s survey page.
Alternatively, for further information, visit the ALLIANCE website.