Kemi Badenoch MP for the Saffron Walden constituency is encouraging women to come forward and share their experiences through the Government’s consultation to reshape the future of women’s healthcare.
The Women’s Health Strategy will address women’s health in England over the course of their lifetimes from adolescence through to older age. The Department for Health and Social Care is working to put women’s voices at the centre of their care, and this will consultation focuses on health issues specific to women as well as the ways in which women experience health issues.
First launched in March, there has already been an incredible response to the call for evidence, with over 75,000 women, organisations, clinicians and carers responding so far.
However, as responses from the East of England have made up just 7% of the total responses so far, Mrs Badenoch is urging women in her constituency to make their voices heard and ensure that sure they are properly represented.
To enable as many women as possible to voice their opinions on this crucial topic, the call for evidence will be now extended by 2 weeks, to close on 13 June.
Commenting, Mrs Badenoch said:
““Every one of us should have confidence in the health and care we receive – but for too long, women have been experiencing a system that is not designed to meet their needs.
“As we look towards our recovery, I believe this is a great opportunity to deliver a system that truly delivers for women and enable them to have their say in shaping the future of their own healthcare.
“I would encourage women across Saffron Walden constituency to come forward and share their experiences, so together we can deliver fairer, more equal and better healthcare for everyone in this country”.