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SPINBRIGHTON womens health event –

free fri 05/10/12

Women’s Health, Women’s Voices – Make sure NHS health reforms deliver
for women in Brighton and Hove

Brighton Women’s Centre is holding a FREE event for women to discuss
health issues on Friday 5th October 10.30am – 3.30pm at My Hotel
http ://www . myhotels . com/my-hotel-brighton/index . html

Women’s health, women’s voices is supported nationally by the Women’s
Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC), is your chance to say what girls
and women need from your local NHS and to find out how to influence
services. Speakers include: Zoe Palmer (WHEC), Christa Beesley (Clinical
Commissioning Group), Rob Jarrett (Chair of the Shadow Health and Well
Being Board) and Michelle Pooley (Healthwatch Commissioner).

Lisa Dando (Director of Brighton Women’s Centre) said,

“The NHS is currently undergoing a period of substantial reform which
will have implications for women’s organisations in Brighton and Hove
working on health-related issues.  It will be important for all those
affected to understand just what these reforms are likely to mean in
practice and to be aware of how to engage and influence the new
agencies.”

The meeting will update local women’s groups on the current
restructuring of health and care services and provide a chance to talk
about the opportunities and challenges these reforms create.  Women will
be able to share experiences of engaging with local health bodies and
build a strong network to campaign for local NHS services to take the
needs of girls and women into account.

A full programme for the event can be found at
http ://www . womenscentre . org . uk/index . php?Events

To book a place please email [email protected] or download a
registration form from http ://www . womenscentre . org . uk/index . php?Events
or pick up a registration form from Brighton Women’s Centre, 72, High
Street, Brighton BN2 1RP

Zoe Palmer, manager of WHEC said,

“WHEC is creating women-only spaces around the country to ensure that
the experiences and needs of women and girls’ are reflected in health
and social care policy.  We will take all the key issues to government
and present a picture that reflects what girls and women tell us they
need from the NHS.”