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Call for evidence to improve health and wellbeing of women in England

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The Government has launched a call for evidence to help inform the development of the government’s Women’s Health Strategy.

  • 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
You can take part at; Organisations and individuals can also make written submissions at; submissions need to be made by email; postal submissions will not be accepted. 

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

  • Placing women’s voices at the centre of their health and care:
    • How the health and care system engages with and listens to women at the individual level as well as at the system level.
  • Improving the quality and accessibility of information and education on women’s health:
    • Women having access to high quality information when they need to make a decision, increasing health literacy, as well as increasing awareness and understanding of women’s health conditions among clinicians.
  • Ensuring the health and care system understands and is responsive to women’s health and care needs across the life course:
    • Supporting women to maximise their health across their lives, and ensuring services are designed to maximise benefits for women.
  • Maximising women’s health in the workplace:
    • Deepening our understanding of how women’s health issues can affect their workforce participation and outcomes, both with regards to female-specific issues such as the menopause, but also conditions that are more prevalent in women such as musculoskeletal conditions, depression or anxiety.
  • Ensuring research, evidence and data support improvements in women’s health:
    • Inclusion of women and women’s health in research and data collection and how that information is used, and driving participation in clinical trials to support improvements in women’s health
  • Understanding and responding to the impacts of Covid-19 on women’s health:
    • Supporting women through the unique challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic

The call for evidence is open until 23:45 on Sunday 30 May