Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory, outside Truro’s Royal Cornwall Hospital
Women in Truro and Falmouth in Cornwall are being encouraged to share their experiences, as well as their priorities, to help shape the first government-led women’s health strategy, designed to increase health outcomes. and welfare of women in England.
Local MP Cherilyn Mackrory urges women, caregivers, doctors and local organizations to respond to the request for evidence before it closes on Sunday
June 13 to help shape the future of women’s health.
She said: “I am delighted to see how the Government puts women’s voices at the center of the new Women’s Health Strategy and I am pleased to see that more than 65,000 women nationwide, their carers, doctors and organizations they have so far responded to the call for evidence.
“I encourage all women in Truro and Falmouth, especially from groups that have been underrepresented so far, to respond to ensure that the call to evidence is fully represented. I will continue to do my best to ensure that all health services of our constituency and Cornwall work for everyone. “
Women of all ages and backgrounds are asked to respond in order to grasp the different health problems that women experience throughout their lives and the significant differences between women and men in terms of access to services, experience of women. health services and outcomes.
Early analyzes show women of Asian descent and other minority ethnicities, and over the age of 50, with insufficient representation in sharing their experiences; this representation is necessary to ensure that the strategy works for all women.
In addition to women’s specific health issues, the strategy will examine the different ways in which women experience health issues that affect both women and men.
Women with health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis are also asked to share how their condition has affected them.
Women’s Health Minister Nadine Dorries added: “For generations, women have lived in a health and care system designed primarily for men, for men. This means that it often does not meet the needs of women and as a result their health and well-being suffer remarkably.
“The number of responses so far has been incredible and I am grateful to everyone who has shared their experiences, both positive and negative, as they will be critical to shaping the women’s health strategy.”
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