Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick “keeping endometriosis on agenda”

Emma, a young woman with light brown hair, stands at the railings of Inverness castle. She is smiling while looking out over the city

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has advised that she is keeping endometriosis on her agenda following a meeting with Kirsteen Campbell from Endometriosis UK North Highland branch.

Roddick, who has spoken in the past about the need for better diagnosis times and treatment for endometriosis, said that improving access to medical care continues to be a focus for her, particularly in rural areas.

Following the meeting, Roddick said:

“It was great to meet with Kirsteen to talk about the barriers women face when trying to access diagnosis and treatment for endometriosis in Caithness and Sutherland.

“It is well known that there are significant barriers to women’s healthcare, and endometriosis, which affects roughly 10% of women, is notoriously one of the most difficult conditions to have investigated, diagnosed and treated.

“There is a clear inconsistency in support and care for sufferers in the region – something I am dedicated to improving.