Annual Report 2020
2020 was a year of rapid change and challenges brought about by lockdowns and work from home requirements. ALSWH continued the import work of accumulating data and building knowledge of women’s health and health service use. Our main surveys continued and ALSWH produced a Major Report on multimorbidity (two or more chronic conditions. Our annual Symposium, Linking Data to Inform Policy was held online. With women all over the country facing significant change, ALSWH ran a series of 13 fortnightly rapid-response surveys documenting women’s health, wellbeing and experience of COVID-19 symptoms and testing.
In addition, 55 new projects using anonymised ALSWH data, including some with linked administrative data, involving national and international collaborators began during the year. 77 peer-reviewed scientific papers, on all aspects of women’s health, were published or accepted for publication, and more than 30 presentations, (most presented virtually) were made at national and international conferences.