Improving women’s health services

Help improve women’s health services

Whether it’s periods, pregnancy or menopause, women and those born female have health conditions to manage which are unique to their sex.

And although women’s life expectation is usually longer than men’s, statistics show they live with greater ill health for longer.

Nationally, a Women’s Health Strategy has been launched to put more support in place for women, and NHS Kent and Medway has launched a programme of engagement to hear from local people, health professionals and voluntary organisations about women’s health services.

Women of all ages, people interested in women’s health, and those working in health and social care are asked to give their views via a survey, workshop, focus groups, and an online engagement platform. Please join in and give your views using the opportunities below and pass on details to your family, friends and colleagues.

Ways to get involved:

A survey for women which will run until the end of January 2024

A survey for health professionals, and people working or volunteering for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisationswhich runs until the end of January 2024

An online women’s health workshop takes place on Thursday 25 January at 7pm. Sign up via Eventbrite.

Focus groups will be held on topics such as menopause, mental health, cardiovascular disease, and pelvic health. If you’re interested in these, please contact and further details will be shared in late January.

Online engagement website: you can also share your experience, ideas and comments on the Have Your Say in Kent and Medway website.

All feedback will be analysed and a report will be published in March 2024 with more details about how NHS Kent and Medway will be improving services as a result of the information shared.

If you want to be kept informed about women’s health services in Kent and Medway, email:

You can find out more about women’s health on NHS Kent and Medway’s website.