Women’s Health Programme

Boosting women's health in the region...

About the programme:

Our opportunity in the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) is to turn our ambition for women's health into action.

The Women's Health Programme is an ambitious transformational programme of work to impact on health, access and outcomes for the 51% of our population.

It is underpinned by robust data profiling, needs assessment, mapping and listening to the voices of women and girls in the North East and North Cumbria.

On this page, you will find the needs assessment document and a database of all available documentation.

We have set up a Women's Health Collaborative across the integrated care system so we can work together to help improve the way in which the health and care system listens to women’s voices, and boost health outcomes for women and girls. If you wish to join this, please email: [email protected]

Introduction

Using 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.

The scope of this Programme is huge and there is an urgent need to prioritise short and long term actions in line with the data profiles, needs assessment and lived experience of the women of the North East and North Cumbria.

Women's Health Conference - 19 October 2023
The North East and North Cumbria and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) held its first ever women's health conference on Thursday 19 October 2023 at the Stadium of Light. You can read more here and watch a short video here:
Nationally, it was just one year ago that the first ever women's strategy for England was launched which sets out a 10-year ambition for boosting the health and wellbeing of women and girls. It was born from a need to level-up and ensure the health service, which has historically been designed by men, is delivering for the 51% of the population which is women.

The challenge we have now set ourselves is to turn our ambition for women's health in our region into action – using the strength, collaboration and energy we have to create our own strategy and make the changes we want to see now and for future generations. I truly believe that if we make things better for girls and women – everyone benefits.

At the event we launched a new women's health profile which provides us with valuable insight and data to help us on our journey to better and fairer health. Please do take the time to have a look at it – not only does it make for interesting reading but it lays bare the stark facts and shows a clear correlation between poorer health outcomes, and economic and social deprivation.

But on the day, a number of amazing projects already underway across the region were shared and covered menopause, cancer, violence against women, fertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and post-natal support and much more.  

Read the evaluation report:

NENC Womens Health Conference - Feedback Report


Take a look at the slide pack: 

NENC Womens Health Conference - Outputs

Women's Health Needs Assessment
This needs assessment seeks to inform the implementation of the Women’s Health Strategy for England in the North-East and North Cumbria. It summarises the data and intelligence around women’s health in the region according to the strategic priorities. It identifies gaps in data and makes recommendations for system level improvements that can be made to optimise health outcomes for women.

The needs assessment is not a fully comprehensive report of everything we know about women’s health in the North-East and North Cumbria, but serves to paint a picture of women’s current health status in the region, setting out a rationale for change.

Women's Health Needs Assessment_FINAL

Resources

Equity Report NENC - Cervical Screening - Final, July 22

Practice Example - A Way Out

System Improvement - Frailty and Proactive Care

Research - The role of social support in black postpartum women

ARC NENC Women's Health Projects List

You can read more about the women's health programme on the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board website:

We have set up a Women's Health Collaborative across the integrated care system so we can work together to help improve the way in which the health and care system listens to women’s voices, and boost health outcomes for women and girls. If you wish to join this, please email:

[email protected]

Contact


Pemberton House, Colima Avenue Sunderland Enterprise Park Sunderland, SR5 3XB

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