Women are being urged to share their experiences of the health and care system in England, to form the basis of a Women’s Health Strategy, to ensure health services are meeting their needs.

Women’s Health Strategy

Women’s Health Strategy EnglandWhat is the call for evidence to form the basis of a new Women’s Health Strategy in England?

In Government Launches Call for Evidence To Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women In England dated 06 March 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care elaborate on:

  • “To mark International Women’s Day, the government is launching a 12-week call for evidence to better understand women’s experiences of the health and care system
  • All women are urged to share their experiences to form the basis of a new Women’s Health Strategy
  • The strategy will set an ambitious and positive new agenda to improve health and wellbeing and ensure health services are meeting the needs of women”.

6 Core-ThemesWomen’s Health Strategy England

What are the 6 core-themes included in the call for evidence?

In Government Launches Call for Evidence To Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women In England the Department of Health and Social Care elaborate on:

“The 6 core-themes included in the call for evidence are:

  1. Placing women’s voices at the centre of their health and care…
  2. Improving the quality and accessibility of information and education on women’s health…
  3. Ensuring the health and care system understands and is responsive to women’s health and care needs across the life course…
  4. Maximising women’s health in the workplace…
  5. Ensuring research, evidence and data support improvements in women’s health…
  6. Understanding and responding to the impacts of Covid-19 on women’s health…”.

Female Specific Health Conditions

What is noted about female-specific health conditions?

In Government Launches Call for Evidence To Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women In England the Department of Health and Social Care note:

Women’s Health Strategy England

  • “There is also evidence that the impact of female-specific health conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, pregnancy-related issues and the menopause on women’s lives is overlooked. This includes the effect they can have on women’s workforce participation, productivity, and outcome”.

Share Your Experiences

How can people share their experiences to “help shape the government’s first ever women’s health strategy”?

In Government Launches Call for Evidence To Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women In England the Department of Health and Social Care explain:

Women’s Health Strategy“The call for evidence has been designed to be user friendly, quick to fill in and easily accessible from people’s mobiles. People who live with and care for women, organisations with experience of providing services for women and those with an expertise in women’s health are also encouraged to share their views”.

Closing DateWomen’s Health Strategy England

When does this consultation close?

In Women’s Health Strategy: Call for Evidence dated 01 May 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care note:

“This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 13 June 2021”.

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Last Updated: 28 June 2021 – Last Revised: 08 March 2021
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