Kemi Badenoch MP encourages women to help shape the future of their healthcare


Submitted by Kemi Badenoch MP

Women across Chelmsford, Essex and the Uttlesford District are being called upon to help shape the future of their healthcare.

Kemi Badenoch, MP for the Saffron Walden constituency, is encouraging women to come forward and share their experiences through the Government’s consultation.

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 consultation focuses on health issues specific to women as well as the ways in which women experience health issues.

First launched in March, over 75,000 women, organisations, clinicians and carers have responded so far.

However, as responses from the East of England have made up just seven per cent 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 has been extended by two weeks, to close on Sunday, June 13.

Kemi 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.”

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