Category Archives: News

  • FTWW in The News: Financial Times

    Posted on 4th May 2021 by FTWW Admin in News.

    FTWW Vice-Chair, Rachel, and volunteer, Lara were recently interviewed by the Financial Times, discussing their experiences of health care here in Wales. The UK-wide newspaper was focusing on the upcoming elections and the Welsh NHS, and the Journalist behind the piece, Andrew Bounds, was incredibly grateful to our volunteers for being so open and willing […]

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  • Senedd 2021: Ask your candidates to Make Women’s Health a Priority in Wales

    Posted on 27th April 2021 by FTWW Admin in News.

    The 2021 Senedd Election takes place on 6th May, and FTWW needs your help!  FTWW has written to candidates calling on them to read our 2021 Manifesto and make its 5 Wants key to their election campaigns – and future commitments if they are elected.  Our voices are more powerful when we use them together, […]

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  • Improving Endometriosis Care in Wales: A Panel Event

    Posted on 31st March 2021 by FTWW Admin in News.

    On Wednesday 24 March, as part of Endometriosis Awareness Month, FTWW joined forces with Endometriosis UK and Fertility Network UK to host ‘Improving Endometriosis Care in Wales: A Panel Discussion’. FTWW members Anna Cooper and Gemma Doherty shared their powerful stories as patient representatives. They were joined on the panel by Mr Richard Penketh and Liz Bruen, key members of Cardiff’s specialist […]

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  • Menstrual Wellbeing Education: Bringing back the Amendment to the Education Curriculum Bill

    Posted on 4th February 2021 by FTWW Admin in News.

    “This is not a Cinderella disease; it is a real ugly sister of disease”, were the strong words from MS Suzy Davies addressing the Senedd yesterday. MS Davies, once again, making the case on why Menstrual Wellbeing Education needs to be made mandatory in schools in Wales. Ms Davies has lived with Endometriosis all her […]

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  • Menstrual Wellbeing Education – Education Bill Amendment

    Posted on 2nd February 2021 by FTWW Admin in News.

    The 29th January saw the second stage of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, with the Senedd’s Children, Young People & Education (CYPE) Committee voting for or against any Amendments brought to the table. Alongside Endometriosis UK, FTWW had called upon members of the Committee to bring an Amendment which would make Menstrual Wellbeing Education […]

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  • Menstrual Wellbeing Education in Wales – The Campaign Continues

    Posted on 23rd December 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    On December 15th in the Senedd, Members of our Welsh Parliament debated the new Curriculum & Assessment (Wales) Bill. One third of those in attendance spoke out in support of FTWW and Endometriosis UK’s calls for mandatory Menstrual Wellbeing Education. It is absolutely vital that all young people, regardless of gender, understand what is happening […]

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  • Outrage at Welsh Government’s Failure to Make Menstrual Education Mandatory

    Posted on 7th December 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    After months of collecting evidence, including that provided by FTWW, Endometriosis UK, and many other individuals, on Friday afternoon, Welsh Parliament’s Children, Young People and Education Committee (CYPE) published its report on the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill. You can read the report in full here. Unacceptably, the CYPE Committee chose to back the Education […]

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  • Manifesto 2021: Make Women’s Health a Priority in Wales

    Posted on 11th November 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    FTWW has published its new Manifesto which is being sent to all political parties and candidates in the run-up to 2021’s Senedd elections. Our Manifesto is based on the discussions held by our members in a series of online Focus Groups held in October 2020. Our sincerest gratitude to all of those involved, including Rosa: […]

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  • FTWW’s Focus Groups

    Posted on 27th October 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    FTWW invited members from our online forum to participate in a series of focus groups that were held online between the 7th and 12th of October. The particpants in each session were asked to share their views regarding: Women’s Health-Related Priorities The future of FTWW Developing local peer support and involvement in health services within […]

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  • UK Government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Endometriosis Launches Ground-breaking Report

    Posted on 21st October 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    Yesterday (October 20th) marked a significant day for endometriosis patients across the UK. Westminster Government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Endometriosis launched its report into the experiences of the 1 in 10 affected, a report which incorporated the views of over 10,000 respondents.  The findings were shocking but, sadly, not surprising: diagnostic delays, treatment, and outcomes have not […]

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