Periods. Not just a women’s issue, but a women’s issue nonetheless.

One of Welsh Labour’s pledges in their Manifesto for the May 2021 Senedd Elections was that they would “embed period dignity in schools and expand … free period provision in communities and the private sector”.

Embedding period dignity is an awkward phrase and something that is likely to be easier said than done. But awkward language in relation to sex equality and women’s and girls’ health is nothing new for Welsh Government. Continue reading “Periods. Not just a women’s issue, but a women’s issue nonetheless.”

Has NHS Wales been captured by extremists?

The claim that the NHS has been captured by extremists sounds alarmist. Evidence suggests otherwise. Last week, former NHS Trust chief executive Kate Grimes outlined her concerns in an article for the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

She said:

My concerns are three-fold. First, and most importantly, Stonewall’s influence is undermining our ability to keep our patients safe. Secondly, it stifles free speech and creates a culture of fear amongst some staff. Thirdly, it gives misleading and potentially unlawful advice, opening up NHS organisations to litigation and reputational damage.

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