The last couple of months have marked a really significant turning point for endometriosis patients across the UK. October 17th, 2019 was the day on which the BBC finally publicised the results of a survey it had conducted into the experiences of the one in ten afflicted. Nationwide media coverage was the result. Just 12 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Can Anybody Hear Us?
We’re thrilled to announce that we are a finalist competing for a Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) – Welsh Charity Award in the category of ‘Change Makers’. Winners will be announced on the evening of November 15th. Wish us luck; we’re up against some phenomenal organisations!Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Short-listed for National Award!
Whilst there has been some pleasing progress in the campaign to improve miscarriage services in Wales recently, there has still been a worrying lack of action from Welsh Government on this issue. This report from BBC Wales highlights that women are still experiencing substandard care in Wales, and NICE guidelines are regularly not met by […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Miscarriage Services in Wales – Progress…?
A news item initiated by FTWW and its members is to be aired TONIGHT on BBC Radio Wales. The piece explores the difficulties accessing parenteral nutrition (ie those who have to receive nutrients via a line into a vein because their digestive systems no longer function), a growing crisis in Wales. It will air on […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Initiates TPN Crisis News Coverage
We’re incredibly pleased and grateful to ITV Wales for choosing FTWW’s campaign on endometriosis to be their headline feature on today’s evening news. Two of our amazing members, Grace and Lowri, contributed to the piece: Grace shared her personal experiences, whilst Lowri bravely represented the organisation, live, in the ITV studio! We very much hope that coverage […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on ITV Wales Endometriosis Coverage
FTWW is thrilled to have been awarded a ‘Voices From the Frontline‘ grant, aimed at ensuring that women have their voices heard at the highest levels. For FTWW, that means continuing to advocate for women and girls living with a range of health conditions, and whose healthcare needs are not necessarily being met in Wales. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rosa ‘Voices From The Frontline’ Grant
FTWW is excited to invite you to the first ever Women’s Health Equality Event for Wales in Llandudno Junction, North Wales on Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019, 10am – 4pm SAVE THE DATE!!! WHEE 4 Wales is a Women’s Health Equality Event which aims to bring women, healthcare professionals, and policy-makers together in one place for constructive, positive conversations […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Launching WHEE4Wales our Women’s Health Equality Event!
In July 2018, FTWW launched its #NotJustHotFlushes campaign to raise awareness of the healthcare issues being experienced by women going through menopause in Wales. The hash-tag was created in response to a petition for improved menopause care started by FTWW member, Lisa Nicholls, a petition which now includes over 1000 signatures, most with additional comments, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Report out today sees Women in Wales calling for urgent improvements to Menopause Services
FTWW Meets with Minister to Discuss Menstrual Well-being on the New School Curriculum for Wales Yesterday, FTWW’s CEO had a meeting with Kirsty Williams, the Minister for Education in Wales, to discuss the potential inclusion of ‘Menstrual Well-being Throughout the Life Course’ in the new school curriculum. In case readers weren’t aware – the school […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Meeting With Kirsty Williams on Menstrual Health
FTWW is really thrilled to have been invited to the BSGE – British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, conference at Celtic Manor, Newport, by host and lead Cardiff endometriosis specialist, Richard Penketh, to deliver the patient perspective to a global audience. The BSGE conference is one way in which FTWW’s place at the heart of healthcare […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Represents Patients at the BSGE Conference 2019