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Women's Health in Scotland

The SWC are undertaking a programme of work on women’s health over the coming months. We want to build a comprehensive overview of women’s health in Scotland, including a range of issues such as breast screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; cervical screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; transvaginal mesh implants, thyroid problems and mental health, as well as any other pressing areas of concern raised by women.

We are carrying out online consultation, as well as holding roundtable events and a conference, in order to gather as much information as possible about key issues for women around their health.

Online Survey

We are undertaking an online survey to gather as much information from women of various backgrounds, ages and from diverse geographical areas in order to inform our work. The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5T96D89 - we would be extremely grateful if you could disseminate this link throughout your networks so that as many women as possible are able to participate.


We are also holding roundtable discussions on the key women’s health themes outlined above. The first thematic roundtable will take place on breast screening and cancer detection, treatment and support, in Glasgow on Tuesday 5th June. If you, or anyone women that you know wish to attend this discussion event, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Other roundtables will be held on:

  • Cervical screening and cancer
  • Mesh implants
  • Thyroid health
  • Mental health

If you want to be involved, please contact Lorna Gilfillan, Policy and Events Coordinator, by emailing lorna.kettles@scottishwomensconvention.org

Health Conference

A conference is being held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Byres Road, on Saturday 21st July, which will also provide the opportunity for further discussions around key topics. A report will then be published in the autumn – the SWC would encourage women to use the information contained within this document to press for the changes that you want to see – sharing our findings with friends, family and your communities. You can register for this FREE event via the news and events bar above.

If you require any further information, or wish to get involved in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch.