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Edward Timpson calls on women in Cheshire to help shape the Future of their Healthcare

Edward Timpson CBE MP
  • Edward Timpson CBE MP is urging women across the Eddisbury constituency to respond to the Government’s call for evidence to help inform its landmark Women’s Health Strategy.
  • The Strategy will look at health issues specific to women, and the different ways in which women experience those health issues.
  • Over 75,000 individual women, organisations, clinicians and carers have responded so far—and the call for evidence has now been extended to 13th June, allowing even more time to respond.

Edward Timpson CBE MP is encouraging women across Eddisbury to come forward and share their experiences through the Government’s consultation on reshaping the future of women’s healthcare.

The first of its kind, the Women’s Health Strategy will address women’s health in England over the course of their lifetimes, from adolescence through to older age. It will focus on health issues specific to women, as well as the ways in which women experience those health issues.

First launched in March, there has already been an incredible response to the call for evidence, with over 75,000 women, organisations, clinicians and carers responding so far.

However, responses from the North West make up just 11 per cent of the total responses to date—meaning women across the North West may not be properly represented in the consultation results.

To enable as many women as possible to have their say, and capture a variety of views on access to services, experiences and health outcomes, the call for evidence will be now extended by a fortnight, to close on 13th June.

Commenting, Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson CBE 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 and building our NHS back better, we must seize this moment to deliver a system that truly delivers for all women, and I want them to make sure they have their say in shaping the future of women’s healthcare.

“I would encourage women across Cheshire to come forward and share their experiences, so that together we can deliver fairer, more equal, and better healthcare for everyone.”

Commenting, Minister for Women’s Health, Nadine Dorries MP, said: “For generations, women have been living in a health and care system primarily designed by men, for men.

“The number of responses to the consultation so far has been incredible, and I thank everyone who has shared their experiences. These interim findings clearly highlight the need for decisive action.

“I now urge every woman in Cheshire, if they have not yet, to come forward and respond to the call for evidence.

“It is only by listening to the experiences and priorities of women from all walks of life that we can truly develop a strategy that works for all women.”

Participants can take part in the consultation by following this link.