Scotland: ambitious plan to improve women’s healthcare a UK first

20 September 2021

The Scottish Government has published a Women’s Health Plan to improve women’s health and reduce inequalities, making Scotland the first UK country to do so. 

The plan sets out 66 actions to ensure all women enjoy the best possible healthcare and health throughout their lives. The real-life experiences of women helped to shape the plan.

Among the plan’s key actions are appointing a national women’s health champion and a women’s health lead in every NHS board; establishing a special research fund; providing a central platform for women’s health information on NHS Inform; and developing a menopause and menstrual health workplace policy.

Charities including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists welcomed the report.

Women’s health minister Maree Todd said: ‘Our vision is an ambitious one – and rightly so.’

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