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29 November 2023 - Women's reproductive health - Oral evidence

Committee Women and Equalities Committee
Inquiry Women's reproductive health

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)

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Women and Equalities Committee questions Minister and research bodies on improving treatment of women’s reproductive health conditions

The Women and Equalities Committee will take evidence on Wednesday, 29 November from Health Minister Maria Caulfield alongside the Women’s Health Ambassador and senior representatives from research bodies as part of its Women’s Reproductive Health inquiry.

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Women's reproductive health
Fellow at Academy of Medical Sciences
Chief Science Officer at Medical Research Council
Programme Director at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Chief Executive Officer at National Institute of Health and Care Research
At 10:45am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Women's reproductive health
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Mental Health and Women's Health Strategy) at Department of Health and Social Care
Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at NHS England
Women's Health Ambassador

During the third and final session, the cross-party Committee of MPs will hear evidence on the steps the Government and the medical research sector are taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions and to reduce the pain women experience on a regular basis.

The first panel will include the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), the Academy of Medical Sciences and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). Areas for discussion will include the commissioning and funding of research and development and awareness of NICE guidelines.

MPs will question the Minister, NHS England and the Women’s Health Ambassador during the second panel discussion on the Government’s work on women’s reproductive health, ahead of making recommendations for the Committee’s report. Discussion will likely focus on the adequacy of training in the NHS, prioritisation of women’s reproductive health plus progress in delivering the Women’s Health Strategy.


The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

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