Dame Lesley Regan appointed Women’s Health Ambassador

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to drive system level changes to close the gender health gap Women’s Health Ambassador to support the implementation of the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy for England Dame Lesley to be supported by a Deputy Ambassador focused on better understanding the challenges faced in accessing services across communities Women’s health and Continue Reading

Nina Wadia Opens UK’s First Period Charity Shop Tackling The Rise Of Period Products During The Cost Of Living Crisis

7th June 2022, Walton on Thames Surrey UK The UK’s first period charity Binti International, opens the doors to the UK’s first period charity shop in Walton on Thames. Award winning actor Nina Wadia officially opened the shop in celebration of Menstrual Health Day May 28th. The opening of the charity shop celebrated the first Continue Reading

Self-less woman offering free keep-sake parcels to families struggling with baby loss

Woman, 24, gifting free memory boxes to parents grieving baby loss A self-less woman is offering free keep-sake parcels to families struggling with baby loss after suffering two miscarriages herself.  Courtney Greener was almost five months pregnant with her son, Ezra when she was rushed to the hospital after starting to miscarry during the night.  Continue Reading

Maternity disparities taskforce explores women’s health before and during pregnancy

MATERNITY DISPARITIES TASKFORCE EXPLORES WOMEN’S HEALTH BEFORE AND DURING PREGNANCY *             Women’s Health Minister Maria Caulfield and Chief Midwifery Officer Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent co-chaired the second meeting of the maternity taskforce *             Discussion focused on the role of GPs, nurses and healthcare practitioners in supporting women’s health before and during pregnancy while the NHS tackles Continue Reading

Fast Covid-19 recovery for fertility services but variation remains, reveals new report

Latest HFEA report shows impact of Covid-19 on fertility treatment: *             UK NHS-funded IVF treatments fell by 7% in 2020 *             Private clinics bounce back but NHS slower to recover Fertility services were the first elective health service to reopen during the pandemic with the hard work of healthcare professionals keeping fertility patients’ hopes for Continue Reading

Further Action taken to improve the supply of HRT.

Further Action taken to improve the supply of HRT. *             Action taken as suppliers increase stocks of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) products *             Head of the HRT Supply Taskforce and industry identify immediate actions to improve short term supply and ensure ongoing stability *             Further Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) issued to provide flexibility for pharmacists Continue Reading

New Taskforce To Level-Up Maternity Care And Tackle Disparities

New Maternity Disparities Taskforce to explore reasons for disparities in maternity care and address poor outcomes for women from ethnic minority communities and those living in deprived areas This comes as data shows black women are 40% more likely to experience a miscarriage than white women, and deprived areas can have higher rates of still Continue Reading

Breaking down language barriers to increase uptake of cancer screening programmes

Screening can prevent or spot cancer early, but language barriers prevent many ethnic minority groups from benefiting fully from screening. We’ve translated cervical and bowel cancer screening videos into Sylheti (Bengali) & Urdu: Would you like to share your thoughts and have the chance to WIN A £50 Amazon voucher? Complete the feedback form in Continue Reading