The WHAPPG are proud to have hosted the first ever Women’s Health Conference in Parliament to mark the month of International Women’s Day.
The Conference took place on Thursday 22nd March 2018 to raise the profile of women’s health and surrounding issues within parliament and brought together MPs, patient groups, industry, clinical experts and many others for three panel discussions on prominent topics surrounding women’s health:
- 'Rationing of women’s health services' with Paula Sherriff MP, Councillor Jonathan McShane, Dr Priya Agrawal, Dr Anatole Menon-Johansson, and Dr Christian Jessen.
- 'Is this normal?' with Liz McInnes MP, Dr Anne Connolly, Manjit Gill, Athena Lamnisos, Dr Ellie Cannon, and Chella Quint.
- 'How are women treated in the NHS?' with Paula Sherriff MP, Dr Sarah Clarke, Dr Ghada Mikhail, Professor Erika Denton, and Katie Piper.
Together, panelists and attendees discussed health issues pertinent to women and how to tackle these. The conference also heard from Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Women's Health and Matt Tagney, NHS England.
There was also a showcase by patient groups such as Breast Cancer Care, Endometriosis UK, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, Ovarian Cancer Action, Pelvic Pain Support Network, Verity and Period Positive who displayed the amazing work being undertaken to support women to make informed choices about their healthcare.
The Conference embodied the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health aim of empowering women to ensure that they can make an informed choice about the best treatment for them and that they are treated with dignity and respect at all times. The WHAPPG is determined to improve the care women receive for their health, and hope attendees agreed this forum of ideas, discussion and action in Parliament was a key part do this journey.
The WHAPPG are looking forward on #WHAPPG2019.