The WHAPPG are proud to have hosted its second Women’s Health Conference in Parliament to mark the week of International Women’s Day. 

The Conference took place on the 4th March 2019 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:

  • Women’s Health Inequalities – a discussion on the inequalities in women’s healthcare, the way women are treated by healthcare professionals.

  • Transforming Menstrual Health – a discussion on menstrual health and heavy menstrual bleeding in particular, the barriers in place for access to treatment and tackling pathway challenges

  • Awareness, Education and Informed Choice – a discussion on the way to spread awareness of conditions amongst women, encouraging women to feel empowered to speak up about health issues with their healthcare professionals, the need to educate healthcare professionals and ensure women have an informed choice about their own healthcare at all points,.

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 Jon Ashworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

The conference provided a forum to discuss key issues around women’s health, as well as an opportunity for guests to network. In addition, there was a showcase of patient groups who displayed the work being undertaken to support women to make informed choices about their healthcare.

You can learn more about the conference by checking the tweets that used the hashtags #TalkingWH and #WHConf2019.