The government has published the first ever Women’s Health Strategy for England to tackle the gender health gap.
The strategy sets out ambitions to tackle deep-rooted, systemic issues within the health and care system to improve the health and wellbeing of women and reset how the health and care system listens to women.
It has been developed following a call for evidence which generated almost 100,000 responses from individuals across England.
Minister for Women’s Health Maria Caulfield said:
“This strategy is the start of that journey, but eradicating the gender health gap can’t be done through health services alone. I am calling on everyone who has the power to positively impact women’s health – from employers to doctors and teachers to industry – to join us in our journey.”