Conference: Priorities for Addressing Women’s Health Concerns and Delivering on the Women’s Health Strategy

The Westminster Health Forum is hosting this conference online on the morning of Wednesday 28th September 2022. A fascinating programme is planned.

Draft agenda subject to change

8.30 Registration

9.00 Chair’s opening remarks Senior Parliamentarian

9.05 Priorities for delivering on ambitions set out in the Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy Senior representative, policy

Questions and comments from the floor 9.30 Break

9.35 Service development and delivery – improving diagnosis and referrals for women with major health conditions, joining up services and overcoming variations in delivery, and addressing inequalities in accessibility to services
Dr Clare Stephens, Clinical Co-director, North Central London Cancer Alliance; and GP Partner, The Speedwell Practice
Dr Nicola Weaver, General Practitioner and Macmillan GP Clinical Cancer Lead for Southwark, NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Holly Essex, Research Fellow, Health Services and Policy Research Group, University of York Louise Buchanan, Consultant Cardiologist, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust Questions and comments from the floor

10.20 Priorities for supporting women’s sexual and reproductive health across the life cycle Dr Edward Morris, President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

10.30 Achieving effective reproductive healthcare for women of all ages – holistic and accessible local services, patient-centred care delivery, faster diagnosis and access to treatments, and informative resources
Haitham Hamoda, President, British Menopause Society
Dr Anita Sharma, GP with Special Interest in Women’s Health, South Chadderton Health Centre

Senior representative, fertility Senior representative, screening

10.50 Questions and comments from the floor

11.10 Chair’s closing remarks Senior Parliamentarian

11.15 Break

11.25 Chair’s opening remarks Senior Parliamentarian

11.30 Priorities for addressing stigma, improving first points of contact within primary care, and developing workforce education around women-specific health issues
Dr Anne Connolly, Chair, Primary Care Women’s Health Forum; and GP, Bevan Healthcare
Senior representative, education

11.40 Building an inclusive and responsive healthcare environment for all women’s health concerns and tackling disparities in women’s health outcomes

Jay Breslaw, Chief Executive Officer, Survivor’s Network Dr Jane Hamlin, President, Beaumont Society
Senior representative, mental health
Senior representative, ethnic minority health

12.00 Questions and comments from the floor

12.25 Break

12.30 Next steps for women’s health research – opportunities for improving data and the evidence base Senior representative, research
Questions and comments from the floor

12.55 Chair’s and Westminster Health Forum closing remarks Senior Parliamentarian

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