Gemma Davison reviews recent the public policy purview on women
In August 2022, the government presented the first ever Women’s Health Strategy for England. Its foreword states while the healthcare system in England should serve the nation, 51 per cent of the population faces considerable obstacles when it comes to getting the care they need. This is all too obvious – October, for example, was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Menopause Awareness Month, and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Although this draws much-needed attention to women’s health issues, the stigma surrounding these conditions and challenges still impedes effective and efficient support.
The strategy acknowledges there is a significant data gap. Historically...
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