Our top ten 2022/23 milestones that we're busy celebrating today:
1# Menstrual Cycle Support free, clinically-backed online course becoming available in over 500 GP surgeries across the UK (though anyone can sign themselves up, any time) - the reach through these GP surgeries is at least one million menstruators.
2# BBC interview - definitely a highlight of the last 12 months, our BBC interview has led to multiple partnerships and opportunities, as well as increasing the number of people who we have supported to take our course.
3# Winning the Millennium Unltd Award in recognition of our social innovation
4# Clinically sound: Being audited and scoring top marks to be listed on the clinical directory by ORCHA (health tech regulator). Menstrual Cycle Support is considered internationally a trusted health tech service by clinicians.
5# Sponsorship: Working with a sponsor with whom we feel ethically aligned: Grace and Green - one of the UK's leading organic and environmentally friendly period product brands.
6# Health Tech Securing recognition and finance from an eHealth Innovation grant (EPIC) - this helped us in the early days to identify as a Health Tech and gain feedback from a team of academics from the University of Plymouth.
7# Team: Building a brilliant Menstrual Cycle Support partnership Outreach team (thank you Kate & Trudi!) and working with an amazing Advisory Board, who have been on hand for late night messages and quick fire coffees - thank you
8# Social prescribing: we've loved working closely with social prescribers, building partnerships with Primary Care Networks from all over the UK and being part of the wider international social prescribing movement, including as a member of the National Association of Social Prescribing (NASP)'s Innovation Network and Scottish Social Prescribing Network
9# Meaningful research: we're working with NHS approved data analysts, Meaningful Measures Ltd, to collect meaningful research on how our course supports our participants. Watch this space for our first Impact Report.
10# On a mission: Working hard behind the scenes to deliver some extremely exciting new projects with amazing partners... more soon!