There are a series of government consultations open in which you may like to have your say. Listed in order of closing, where known.

Consultation into endometriosis

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Endometriosis is holding an inquiry into endometriosis experiences in the UK, and will make recommendations on how care and support can be improved to better meet the needs of those with endometriosis in the future. At the heart of the inquiry will be the experiences of those with the disease. Your participation in this survey will help provide a better understanding of the impact endometriosis can have; thank you for taking the time to contribute.

At present 1 in 10 women in the UK are thought to have the condition, which causes a growth of endometrial-like tissue (the lining of the womb/uterus) outside of the uterus, but it takes on average 7 1/2 years to diagnose.

You can read an article in the Stylist about endometriosis, and take part in the survey here.

No known closing date, but the report will be presented in July.

 

Consultation on Mental Health Tribunal reforms

The Tribunal Procedure Committee is seeking views on the way that the First-tier Tribunal lists hearings in relation to applications by patients detained under section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Consultation closes on 7 April.

Have your say here.

 

Freeports consultation

The government is working to boost economic activity across the UK, ensuring that towns, cities and regions across the country can begin to benefit from the opportunities of leaving the EU. As part of this work, the government aims to create up to 10 freeports in locations across the UK.  The government wants to establish freeports, which have different customs rules than the rest of the country, that are innovative hubs, boost global trade, attract inward investment and increase productivity. In doing so, the government wants freeports to generate employment opportunities to the benefit of some of our most deprived communities around the UK.

If you have an interest in regeneration, employment, innovation, etc, then take part in the consultation, and ensure that Cornwall’s voice is heard.

Closes on 20 April.

Have your say here.

 

Egg, sperm and embryo storage limits

The Department of health and Social Care is  seeking views on changing the time limit for storing gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos for fertility treatment.

The storage period for eggs, sperm and embryos for fertility treatment is a maximum of 10 years. This can be extended in some circumstances. They would like to ask you 21 questions about what you think should happen to the storage period. You do not have to answer all of them.

Closing on 5 May.

Have your say here.