Question reference: S6W-22961
- Date lodged: 20 November 2023
Current status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 4 December 2023
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-20769 by Jenni Minto on 19 September 2023, what specific work (a) has been undertaken and (b) is planned by the Women’s Health Leads Network.
The Women’s Health Leads meet together as a Network on a quarterly basis. The Network enables the Leads to identify common challenges and exchange ideas on innovation and best practice, along with discussions on progress to implement the Women’s Health Plan.
Earlier this year, the Network identified access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) as a subject that would benefit from a national approach and in response, the LARC Short Life Working Group was established. Chaired by Professor Anna Glasier, Women’s Health Champion, the group is working to identify and take forward actions to address current challenges in access to LARC methods of contraception.
The Women’s Health Champion quarterly blog provides an update on the Network: Health and Social Care Women's Health Champion Archives - Health and Social Care (blogs.gov.scot) .