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Women’s Rights in Healthcare

We’re delighted to announce that ‘Women’s Rights in Healthcare’ will be taking place for the third year.  Because of the on-going Coronavirus situation, this year we’re taking the conversation online. Whilst we’re disappointed not to be able to see you in person, the pandemic has highlighted more reasons than ever to talk about issues affecting access to and delivery of healthcare for women.

Please join us for a series of weekly webinars with expert speakers on topical issues concerning healthcare and the rights of women.  You can register for the following webinars now, and we’ll be adding to the list as new speakers and topics are confirmed.

If you’d like to receive details about the webinars by email, please let us know by providing your contact details: sign up for email invitations

First do no harm: outcomes from the Cumberlege Review

16 September, 4pm. Register here.

The First Do No Harm report followed Baroness Cumberlege’s investigation into the consequences of the use of Sodium Valproate in pregnancy, as well as Primodos and vaginal mesh.  The report made a number of recommendations, which patient groups are keen to see actioned.  Boz Michalowska and Zahra Nanji of Leigh Day’s product liability and consumer safety team discuss the outcomes and implications of the review with Maria Panteli from the medical negligence team who is representing clients whose health has been affected by Sodium Valproate.

Campaigning for women’s rights in healthcare

22 September, 4pm. Register here.

In this webinar activists Amika George, founder of the Free Periods campaign, and Diane Danzebrink, founder of the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, will discuss their campaigns and the successes achieved, but also reflect on the challenges they’ve faced in breaking taboos and encouraging public discussion of women’s menstrual issues.

Endometriosis – the hidden disease

1 October, 4pm. Register here.

Frances Bell suffered with years of pain and was left infertile and needing extensive surgery due to untreated endometriosis.  She will talk about her experience with gynaecology consultant Andrew Baxter, Emma Cox, CEO of Endometriosis UK and Stephen Jones, the lawyer from Leigh Day who represented Frances in her compensation claim.

Reducing inequality and risk in childbirth

7 October, 2pm. Register here.

Speakers: Elsie Gayle, an independent midwife and creator of Midwifery Conversations, a platform for engaging midwives, aspiring midwives, women and their families, and Clotilde Rebecca Abe, co-founder of the #fivexmore campaign and founder of @_Prosperitys a mental wellbeing social enterprise which supports Black and south Asians mums in Lambeth and Southwark – further details to follow.

Menopause and perineal injury

13 October, 4pm. Register here.

Speakers: Dr Ranee Thakar, Consultant Urogynaecologist, President of the International Urogynaecology Association and MASIC Trustee, and Dr Radhika Vohra, a GP working at the Menopause & Women’s Health Clinic in Surrey who has recently released a series of menopause information videos translated into Punjabi  – further details to follow.

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