Women in Uttlesford are being encouraged by their MP to share their experiences of health care as part of a Government consultation.
Kemi Badenoch, Conservative member for the Saffron Walden constituency, is adding her voice to the Women’s Health Strategy campaign for a fairer, equal and improved health care service, but despite a strong national response to a call for evidence, with more than 75,000 patients, organisations, clinicians and care workers taking part, the East of England accounts for only 7% of respondents.
Mrs Badenoch, along with her Hertford and Stortford counterpart Julie Marson, is urging her constituents to take part to ensure their voices are heard. Women have until Sunday (June 13) to respond.
“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,” said Mrs Badenoch.
“As we look towards our recovery, I believe this is a great opportunity to deliver a system that truly delivers for women and enables 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.”
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 they experience health issues.