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The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum is a charity dedicated to the education and support of healthcare professionals across the UK caring for female patients. The charity strives to promote and improve health services for women and improve patient experience.

PCWHF achieves these goals by working in partnership with companies, universities and other charities, as well as the NHS and the Department of Health.

our Mission
PCWHF is being launched specifically to address the needs of healthcare professionals caring for millions of women in primary care in the UK.
Training
We promote best practice through supportive materials, educational meetings and informative webinars supported by our panel of experts.
Webinars
The Forum's own online targeted education series that covers important topics in women's health. These events are often sponsored and free-to-attend.
e-Bulletin
We publish a monthly electronic newsletter for our members which highlights important information and key messages for that month.

Latest News

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    HRT Myths Uncovered Webinar

    02 Sep 2016, friday

    Where: Online
    Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016
    Time: 19:00 - 20:00
    Registration: Here

    Many of the things said about (HRT) have not been true. The PCWHF have created a new HRT Myths Uncovered document, highlighting common myths around HRT and what the science really says.

    This webinar will discuss the common myths around HRT in more detail, including vascular and cancer related risks. It will also provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions about HRT.

    To register for this free webinar, please Click Here

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    Things to know about contraception

    23 May 2016, monday

    With help from our member's submissions, the PCWHF has compiled a list of 10 common misconceptions surrounding contraception. This resource will be useful when helping female patients decide which type of contraception to use.

    To view this publication please Click Here

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    New Website Launched

    04 april 2016, monday

    The PCWHF is pleased to unveil our new website, designed in partnership with Events 4 Healthcare. This website will serve as a knowledge bank to our members, with regular updates on our activities and news from the world of women’s health.

    On the site you will find previous editions of our monthly e bulletin, as well as publications from our board members and links to useful sites, and our brand new feature: top tips from our community members. If you would like your top tip featured please email: enquiries@pcwhf.co.uk

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    Our Conference site is now live!

    09 march 2016, wednesday

    You can now register to attend the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum’s annual conference 2016, which will take place in Solihull on the 23rd November. Following the success of our last conferences, the PCWHF will continue to provide expert speakers in all the Hot Topics in women’s health for this year and next. The conference will offer you the chance to mix with colleagues and to network as well as gain valuable insights.

    To find out more, please visit the conference site.

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    Free to attend webinar series

    26 february 2016, friday

    The PCWHF is excited to announce the launch of our new ‘Online Education Programme’. This programme will be conducted through webinars, held throughout the year on a variety of interesting subjects, inspired by the CMO’s report on the health of women. Each webinar will be hosted by a member of the PCWHF’s board on their area of expertise and they are free to attend.

    To find out more or to register, please click here.

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    One Day Update in Gynaecology

    17 february 2016, wednesday

    Our close partners, NAPS, have recently launched the website for their 2016 conference, scheduled to take place on 1st July 2016 at the Sutton Bonnington campus of the University of Nottingham

    To learn more or register to attend, please click here

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    Welcome to our new board member

    15 february 2016, monday

    We are pleased to announce our board now includes Dr Louise Newson, a GP and Media Doctor from Solihull, who will act as our West Midlands Lead. She also writes for the BJFM as well as writing many useful patient leaflets for patient.info.

    Please join us in welcoming her aboard!

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Meet the Board

Anne Connolly

Chair

Lesley Cave

Managing Director

Paula Briggs

Community Director

Richard Lindgard

Non-Executive Director

Christine Corrin

Finance Director

Sarah Gray

South West Regional Lead

Helen Ludkin

Nurse Director

Caroline Cooper

Education Lead

Carrie Sadler

East Midlands Regional Lead

Julie Oliver

Primary Care Director

Dee Mcormack

East Regional Lead

Lizzie McManus

Practice nurse primary Care

Sian Jones

Non-Executive Director

Louise Newson

West Midlands Regional Lead

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NICE

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