Women and girls’ health

The Health and Social Care Committee has identified women’s health as a priority in its strategy for the Sixth Senedd.

 

Work undertaken to date:

 

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>>>The lack of a specific ‘women and girls’ health plan in Wales was highlighted by a number of respondents to the Committee’s consultation on priorities for the Sixth Senedd.

>>>The Minister for Health and Social Services gave a commitment during the Committee’s scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s draft budget 2022-23 on 13 January 2022 to “developing a women’s health proposal” and “putting a real focus” on health issues for women.

>>>On 10 March 2022, the Committee held an oral evidence session with the Women's Health Wales Coalition.

>>>On 25 March 2022, the Committee wrote to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the women and girls’ health quality statement and plan. The Minister responded on 11 May 2022.

>>>On 18 July, the Committee wrote to the Minister to ask further questions about the women and girls’ health quality statement and plan. The Minister responded on 26 September 2022.

In November 2022, the Committee launched an inquiry into gynaecological cancers.

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Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 15/02/2022

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