Information on the Womens Health Task Group.

This task group was created by the Women's Commission to oversee work around women's health in Bristol.

This work includes:

  • hosting the Bristol Women's Health Conference on 8 March 2017 (International Women's Day)
  • developing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Data Profile to include separate data for women and men (where possible)
  • support with development of a range of JSNA Chapters on priority topics, to include data for women (and other equality groups, where possible) and comment
  • hosting “Our Menopauses… The Great Menopause Event” in Nov 2017
  • publication of the pdf Women's Health 2017 report (515 KB)  as a JSNA Chapter in Jan 2018

These tasks will contribute to a women's health strategy for Bristol.

Bristol Women's Health Conference

Below are presentations from the Bristol Women's Health Conference held on International Women's Day 2017.

Women's Health Conference

Alcohol Support: Why women only

Community Support Service: Mental Health

Healthy Lifestyles: Women in Bristol

Health Care Responses: Domestic violence

Integrated Approach: Supporting Survivors of Violence

Bristol Women's Health Conference: workshop presentations

Below are presentations from the workshop events during the Bristol Women's Health Conference.

The Chief Medical Officer's report

At a national level the Chief Medical officer has published the document: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2014 The Health of the 51%: Women.

The Chief Medical Officer wrote:

“Being the first woman Chief Medical Officer has played a part in my decision to focus this, my fourth advocacy report, on women's health. There are often issues that are not talked about, even ignored.

Yet a woman's life course offers multiple opportunities to prevent predictable morbidity and mortality and to empower women (and, through them, their families) with information to take positive steps towards health”