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Women's health programme

Turning ambition into action…our Women's Health Programme

The first national plan for women's health, published in 2022, sets out a 10-year ambition to boost the health and wellbeing of all women and girls.

Here in the North East and North Cumbria we are turning our ambition for women's health into action – using the strength, collaboration, and energy we have, to create our own implementation plan and make the changes we want to see now and for future generations. 

If we can make things better for girls and women, everyone benefits.

Change is already happening from new women's health hubs, better menopause support to improve care for breast pain, fertility, and maternal health.

But there is still more we want to do.

Find out more about our women's health programme here.

Women's health in our region

In partnership with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) we have published our needs assessment.

It summarises the data and intelligence around women’s health in our region according to our strategic priorities. It identifies gaps in data and makes recommendations for system level improvements that can be made to improve health outcomes for women. It serves to paint a picture of women’s current health status in the region, setting out a rationale for change.

This will form part of our implementation plans going forward and builds on our health profile launched at our first conference in 2023.

The BIG Conversation

Join our BIG conversation and let's get talking about what matters to women and girls when it comes to their health. We are kick-starting our conversation with a survey to better understand what's working well and what we can improve. Complete the survey or find out more.


Women's health innovation conference 2024

We held our second Women's Health Conference, which focused on innovation in women's health. Over 270 attendees spotlighted efforts to address women's health issues. A new study, launched in collaboration with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, provided essential data and identified areas for further action. The session's activities will contribute to the regional women's health implementation plan, set to launch in early autumn.

Spotlight on our innovative women

Following the theme for this year's International Women's Day, we want to shine a light on some of the innovative women in our region's healthcare throughout history, from setting up health advisory clinics, to founding the first general medical practice in Newcastle.

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