SCIM have campaigned steadily on this issue since 1994 but it is very difficult to engage with the health service. Most recently, we have approached Robert Calderwood, Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. This has resulted in a response that does not grasp the seriousness of this issue. The SCIM Management Committee asked Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Board, to offer women who have suffered miscarriage, investigations following one loss though miscarriage. However we were referred to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines (2011): http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/GTG17recurrentmiscarriage.pdf
We approached every health authority in 1995 and were referred to guidelines which call for three consecutive miscarriages before the relevant tests would be offered. This is the position of the GGHB at the most recent approach. Our charities resources do not allow us to test the other boards, however we have no reason to believe that any other health board, in Scotland, would behave differently.
We have also approached Neil Bibby MSP, Mary Fee MSP and other Glasgow City Councillors such as Cllr Elaine Smith and Cllr Gordon Matheson who have all expressed their support in this matter and some of whom suggested that we submit a petition to the Scottish Parliament.