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Improving women’s health and care in England - priorities for the Government’s strategy, implementation, service development, access and inclusion, and research

Morning, Wednesday, 28th September 2022

This conference focuses on next steps for improving women’s health outcomes and service delivery - assessing the Government’s policy ambitions and what will be necessary if they are to be achieved.

It takes place as the government develops its women’s health strategy following the Our Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy for England policy paper.

Areas for discussion include:

  • the strategy - scope and emphasis - implementation - the leadership and accountability to achieve progress
  • service development - improving diagnosis - integration - tackling variation in access, and other areas of inequality
  • stigma - how it can be addressed, including improving first points of contact in primary care
  • sexual and reproductive health - care and support across the life cycle - diagnosis rates - accessibility of services and information - patient-centred approaches
  • research - areas of focus for women’s health - improving the data and the evidence base
  • inequalities - tackling disparities in health outcomes - building a responsive environment for women’s health concerns
  • workforce education - priorities for development, and the focus on women’s health issues

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with Dr Edward Morris, President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Edward Morris

President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Jay Breslaw

Chief Executive Officer, Survivor’s Network

Dr Jane Hamlin

President, Beaumont Society

Louise Buchanan

Consultant Cardiologist, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Emma Crosbie

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology, University of Manchester; and Deputy Chair, Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis Group, National Cancer Research Institute

Dr Anita Sharma

GP with Special Interest in Women’s Health, South Chadderton Health Centre

Dr Anne Connolly

Chair, Primary Care Women’s Health Forum; and GP, Bevan Healthcare

Haitham Hamoda

President, British Menopause Society

Dr Clare Stephens

Clinical Co-director, North Central London Cancer Alliance; and GP Partner, The Speedwell Practice

Dr Holly Essex

Research Fellow, Health Services and Policy Research Group, University of York

Dr Nicola Weaver

General Practitioner and Macmillan GP Clinical Cancer Lead for Southwark, NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group