ROS welcomes government’s Vision for Women’s Health Strategy

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05 Jan 2022

The ROS welcomes government’s Vision for Women’s Health Strategy and appointment of new women’s health ambassador.

Following more than 100,000 responses to a government consultation on the first-ever government-led Women’s Health Strategy for England in March 2021, the Department for Health and Social Care has published their new Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy for England which includes the announcement of the appointment of a women’s health ambassador.

The consultation revealed that women do not feel heard within the healthcare system. This new publication sets the government’s vision for a new healthcare system, which offers equal access to effective care and support, prioritising care on the basis of clinical need and not of gender.

Lucinda Roberts, Policy and Public Affairs Advisor at the Royal Osteoporosis Society said:
“We warmly welcome the government’s vision for the women’s health strategy for England and the appointment of a women’s health ambassador. One in two women over 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis, but the condition is treatable and fractures can be prevented. With a prompt diagnosis and the right support, women can live well with osteoporosis. The ROS submitted evidence to this important consultation, and we’re delighted to see a commitment to ensure every woman has access to the care and support they need during the menopause. We look forward to hearing more about what will be done for people with osteoporosis when the strategy is published later this year.”


Read the Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy for England and consultation response. The Women's Health Strategy is due to be published in spring 2022.