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The impact of Covid on women’s health: what does the future look like?

16 Jun 2021
B - Breakout stage 1
Health Inequalities

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been vast and felt across society but it’s evident that women have faced particular challenges. From mothers supporting their children with home schooling – while often working at home themselves – to key workers, the majority of whom are female; women have shown so much resilience but at what cost to their long-term health? The government recently launched a call for evidence to help a shape a new Women’s Health Strategy for England. This session will look at how the pandemic has affected women and explore what needs to happen to support and improve the health and wellbeing of women from all different communities.

You can find out more about The Health Foundation’s COVID-19 impact inquiry here.

All women are being urged to share their experiences to form the basis of a new Women’s Health Strategy. The consultation closes on 13 June 2021.

Saffron Cordery, Deputy Chief Executive - NHS Providers
Dame Lesley Regan, Women's Health Ambassador for England - Women’s Health Taskforce for England
Mehrunisha Suleman, Senior Research Fellow - The Health Foundation