About the survey

We want to hear your views about how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted women’s health services – positively and negatively.

The survey is made up of 10 questions - mainly multiple choice followed by the option to share more details about your views.

All results and comments will be anonymised, so feel feel to give your opinions. If the space is too limited, please contact the CPG directly. Deadline for submitting survey is August 7th 2020.

And to make sure we gather as many views as possible, please do share the survey widely!

 
About us

The membership of the Cross Party Group on Women’s Health includes MSPs, women’s health professionals, activists and women across Scotland.

We inform parliament and policymakers in Scotland on a range of issues that predominantly or disproportionately affect women. Our overarching aim is to influence positive change to women’s health services. We want to empower women to make informed choices about their health and ensure women are treated with dignity and respect.

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* 1. Have you noticed changes in access to women's health services and/or medications as a result of the pandemic?

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* 2. Have you participated in a remote consultation (such as having an appointment by telephone, not face-to-face)? If yes, please describe how you find this in accessing women's health services or medication? If not, do not answer this question.

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* 3. Have inequalities in access to women's health services/medications been impacted by the pandemic? (For example by ethnicity, disability, age, sexuality, gender, mental health, drug or alcohol dependence, and amongst migrant or asylum seeking women.)

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* 4. Have you observed examples of good practice in relation to access to women's health services and access to medications during the pandemic? Please describe in the text box as appropriate.

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* 5. Do you think these examples of good practice should be maintained after the pandemic? Please describe as appropriate.

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* 6. Do you anticipate potential challenges in restoring women's health services? (For example staffing, ensuring social distancing, increased demand, service changes). Please describe as appropriate.

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* 7. Have there been any changes in how you have accessed your usual method of contraception during the pandemic? Please describe as appropriate.

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* 8. Have you experienced or observed difficulty in accessing support from abortion services during the pandemic? Please describe as appropriate.

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* 9. Has the pandemic provided opportunities to improve and redesign women’s health services? What would you change when we return to ‘doors open’?

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* 10. Please describe your recommendations for work to improve access to women’s health care during the next stages of the pandemic – and after the pandemic ends? (eg for bodies such as Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, Public Health Scotland, NHS Boards, health and social care partnerships, local authorities and others.)

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