Highlands MSP presses government on women’s health concerns

SNP MSP for the Highlands and Islands Emma Roddick has raised the plight of endometriosis sufferers in the Highlands in the Scottish Parliament, claiming the isolation felt by those with the diagnosis is “intensified” when they live far from hospitals able to treat it. Speaking in today’s debate, she said: “Endometriosis often has a devastatinglyContinue reading “Highlands MSP presses government on women’s health concerns”

MSP calls for “leadership” on Moray maternity services

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick today asked for reassurance that a full leadership team would be in place in NHS Grampian in order to deliver recommendations set out by a review into Moray maternity services published this week. She said: “There is a massive strength of opinion within Moray about this issue. It isContinue reading “MSP calls for “leadership” on Moray maternity services”

WATCH: Roddick stands firm on the need for national implementation of “buffer zones”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has voiced her support for protest-free buffer zones around clinics that provide abortion services in Scotland. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 4th November, Roddick said she had been disturbed to read accounts by members of Back Off Scotland, an organisation campaigning for these buffer zones, who hadContinue reading “WATCH: Roddick stands firm on the need for national implementation of “buffer zones””

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

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

WATCH: Women’s Health Plan “must address ingrained problems” says SNP MSP

The Scottish Government’s commitment to publish a Women’s Health Plan is welcome, but must address “ingrained” problems, according to Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick. Speaking in a parliamentary debate on the plan, Ms Roddick said that many of the problems in women’s health are deep-rooted. She said they are “the result of many yearsContinue reading “WATCH: Women’s Health Plan “must address ingrained problems” says SNP MSP”