‘Her life, her health’, the first event in PCWHF’s 2019 educational programme, was well-attended by primary care professionals who were able to interactively expand their knowledge on supporting women’s health.
Set in a virtual consulting room, delegates watched video consultations with women at one of four stages of life and discussed prescribing, advising and best practice with the three experts: Dr Sarah Gray, GP specialist in women’s health from Cornwall; Dr Carrie Sadler, Associate Specialist from Derby, and Dr Caroline Cooper, Sexual and Reproductive Health Expert from Cambridge.
Delegates attending the event on 27 February reported that the sessions were incredibly interactive and supportive. One attendee said: “I’m loving the interactive elements of this morning’s sessions.” Another added: “I’m learning so much from the experts. They are such useful conversations.”
For the ‘Early Years’, delegates debated best practice around puberty, painful periods, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and sexual health. In the ‘Fertile Years’, the virtual consultation looked at prescribing common contraceptives and delegates also discussed premenstrual syndrome (PMS), post-natal care, cytology and libido.
The afternoon session moved onto women’s health as they age. The ‘Renaissance Years’ gave the opportunity to discuss menopause diagnosis and prescribing with reference to Dr Louise Newson’s, Easy HRT Prescribing Guide.
The final session focused on the Golden Years with Think Cancer and red flags, prolapse, pessaries and bladders.
The structure of the day was praised by attendees, with one saying: “Loved the set out of the day…a woman’s journey.” As the event was limited to 50 delegates, it created the perfect setting for interaction and discussion with attendees reporting: “I’m enjoying the size of the group as it encourages open conversation”, and “Brilliantly interactive with the correct size of audience.”
Delegates took away a huge amount of information to support the women in their areas with their health, however old they are and whatever stage of life.
For those who were unable to attend London, the ‘Her life, her health’ series will be touring England and Scotland, with events being held in:
Other experts in attendance and sharing their expert knowledge on women’s health throughout the year’s events will be Dr Anne Connolly, Dr Julie Oliver and Dr Louise Newson. Find out more at www.pcwhf.co.uk.