Women and girls’ health



The Health and Social Care Committee has identified women’s health as a priority issue for consideration during the course of this Senedd.

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


The Minister for Health and Social Services gave a commitment during our 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.


The Committee held an initial evidence session with key stakeholders on 10 March 2022 to explore the evidence for a women and girls health plan and what it should include.



Work undertaken to date:


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

Ø  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.

Ø  On 11 May 2022, the Minister for Health and Social Services responded to the Committee’s letter.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 15/02/2022