Team Lopez – the government is seeking views to help inform the development of the Women’s Health Strategy.
The call for evidence is seeking 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 which will set an ambitious and positive new agenda to improve health and wellbeing and ensure health services are meeting the needs of women.
Work to develop the Women’s Health Strategy will consider women’s health over the life course, from adolescence through to older age.
The government want to better understand women’s experiences of health, and the health and care system. The strategy will focus on the needs of all women, as we recognise that women are not all the same, and that women will have individual needs and concerns. The government is ambitious about tackling health inequalities and the wider determinants of health, and a better understanding of the specific needs and areas of inequality faced by women will support this important work.
The government want to understand more about issues that only affect women (for example, gynaecological conditions or menstrual health), and also issues that affect both men and women but may be more prevalent in women, or affect men and women differently.
This call for evidence seeks views on 6 core themes that connect different areas of women’s health across the life course. These themes are:
- Placing women’s voices at the centre of their health and care
- Improving the quality and accessibility of information and education on women’s health
- Ensuring the health and care system understands and is responsive to women’s health and care needs across the life course
- Maximising women’s health in the workplace
- Ensuring research, evidence and data support improvements in women’s health
- Understanding and responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s health
The consultation closes at 11.45pmon 13 June 2021. For more information on the call for evidence and information on how to respond, please use the following link - Women's Health Strategy: Call for Evidence - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)