About the Forum
The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum aims to.....
- 1. Have a wide range of membership from multiple disciplines in order to promote and progress standards in women’s health across the spectrum
- 2. Be extensively recognised and respected as a credible body to be consulted with in regards to women’s health issues, as well as being a focus for female patients as a source of information.
For its members the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum will provide.....
- 1. A focus for all interested practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team on women’s health issues.
- 2. Continuous sharing of best practice in relation to national, regional and local developments in women’s health issues.
3. An opportunity for peer support and exchange of views through:
a. its website, www.pcwhf.co.uk
b. national, regional and local educational events
4. An opportunity to support and develop evidence based practice through:
a. pathway development
b. clinical guideline develop
c. continuous quality improvement including research, clinical audit and governance, PDSA cycles etc
5. An opportunity for reflection and professional development through:
b. case reviews
c. critical incident (de)briefings
d. accreditation and appraisal
e. knowledge management through the use of information and resources
For patients the PCWHF will specifically ensure.....
- 1. Women are able to make informed choices about where they access care for women’s health issues.
- 2. Women are informed about the full range of management options and clinical interventions available to them.
- 3. The views of women are sought and listened to, to ensure they influence future models of care.
For strategic and policy development the PCWHF will specifically.....
- 1. Promote the highest standards of provision of appropriate women’s health care in primary care settings whilst continuously striving for improved quality and performance.
- 2. Act as a lobby group for its members in influencing the Department of Health and others in determining future strategic direction and policy making in relation to women’s health.
- 3. Act as advisors to Commissioners and Practice-Based Commissioners on the suitability of commissioning models of care for women’s health issues.
- 4. Act as clinical and managerial cohort of expertise which can be called upon for advice across the spectrum of women’s health.