FTWW Gives Evidence on Women’s Health to Senedd

A screengrab from the online meeting of FTWW, BHF and the Senedd's Health and Social Care Committee


Thursday March 10th saw representatives of both FTWW and British Heart Foundation Cymru called upon by the Senedd’s Health and Social Care Committee to give evidence in support of a women’s health plan for Wales

FTWW and BHF Cymru have been co-facilitating a third sector coalition, made up of a number of Royal Colleges, specialist charities, and patients, in developing a vision for women and girls’ health in Wales which has a holistic, life-course approach and encompasses a range of physical and mental health issues, all which have a particular impact on women. On behalf of that Coalition, our two charities were pleased to be able to respond in detail to the Committee’s questions on a wide range of issues, such as the need for additional training for healthcare professionals and addressing the data gap which often means women’s particular health needs aren’t properly considered.

FTWW is particularly keen to see the Committee support the co-production of any action plans developed by the Welsh Government, so that patient and patient advocates are directly involved in developing content and overseeing implementation.