Government launches call for evidence to improve health and wellbeing of women in England

Women are being encouraged to share their experiences of the health and care system
Three women standing outside a hospital talking

Launching to coincide with International Women’s Day, the call for evidence will form the basis of a landmark government-led Women’s Health Strategy, to improve the health and wellbeing of women across England and place women’s voices at the centre of their care.

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.

Nadine Dorries, Minister for Women’s Health, said:

"I urge every woman, and anyone who cares for women, to feed into this call for evidence and help shape the future of women’s health."

The six 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 that research, evidence and data support improvements in women’s health
  6. Understanding and responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s health 

There is strong evidence of the need for greater focus on women’s health read more

Accessing the survey

If you would like to take part in the survey you must:

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Live in England

To access the survey follow the link: Womens health - lets talk about it

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