Statement from Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services It’s been a long time coming….But we are absolutely thrilled to announce that Welsh Government has finally released its statement on endometriosis. FTWW’s report ‘Making the Case for Better Endometriosis Care in Wales’ prompted the Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales to establish […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Endometriosis: Statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health
Today marks the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the AMs who took part in the Pregnancy and Baby Loss debate in The Senedd, last Wednesday. Also to Lynne Neagle, Adam Price, and David Rees AMs, for putting the topic forward for debate. Special thanks […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Baby Loss Debated in The Senedd
In April 2018 FTWW was excited to announce that it would be supporting a campaign to improve miscarriage care in Wales. The campaign was launched by Jessica Evans from Denbighshire, North Wales, and includes a petition that currently stands at just under 2700 signatures. FTWW has been working with Jessica to draw up a report into […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Released Today: Report Highlighting Woeful Lack of Miscarriage Services in Wales
Over two years on from the release of Endo What? and the screenings that FTWW hosted in Cardiff, and Rhos on Sea, Samantha one of our North Wales members decided to organise another showing of this groundbreaking film that busts the myths around endometriosis! This time the event was a film night, on Tuesday 7th August […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Endo What? Film Night at Manorhaus Ruthin
#NotJustHotFlushes! FTWW can’t help but get heated over the following: Women make up 52% of the population in Wales – and with more and more of us having children later in life, caring for older relatives, or working for longer as retirement ages rise, the fact that MENOPAUSE remains an unspoken mystery to so many […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Launches Menopause Campaign
Chwarae Teg, Wales’s leading gender equality charity, once again celebrated the achievements of women from all backgrounds and stages in life or work across Wales. Womenspire recognises women for every aspect of life, from personal achievements to outstanding contribution. This year’s ceremony was held in the beautiful Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. The event attracted a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Debbie Wins TWO Awards at Chwarae Teg Womenspire18!
FTWW is pleased and excited to announce a new campaign – please read, sign, comment, and SHARE! Thank you! As many will know, FTWW was set up to challenge the unfair treatment experienced by women in Wales, a big factor in which is the NHS system which prevents us accessing care outside of our own […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Petition: Women in Wales deserve better miscarriage support from the Welsh NHS
In May of last year, FTWW posted up an advertisement from BBC TV’s Casualty, never expecting that one of our members would be one of the successful applicants, recruited to help producers write a storyline about her experiences of EDS! ‘Casualty’ is a hugely popular Welsh export, known for ‘telling stories about real people in […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Member and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Patient, Inspires BBC Casualty Storyline!
FTWW is pleased to see the positive outcome of this study that was published by the BSGE endometriosis centres project yesterday. It reiterates the changes needed that we are proposing to Welsh Government, and will make our case even stronger. A promising step in the right direction for endometriosis patients in the UK, and for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Results from new study offer hope for women with endometriosis