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7. To ask the First Minister what steps are being taken to ensure that women who have endometriosis are diagnosed within a year. (S6F-00287)
The women’s health plan sets out a goal to reduce endometriosis diagnosis from eight years to less than a year in this parliamentary session. However, there is very little detail on how the Government plans to reach that goal, especially in remote rural areas, where proximity to services poses a unique challenge. Campaigners in Caithness are calling for a review of all women’s services,...
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to vote. If I had voted, I would have voted yes.
Labour MSP for Highlands and Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
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