Transform women’s health services with the PCWHF’s Women’s Health Hub Toolkit.
- Is your local women’s health provision fragmented and hard for women to access?
- Do you want to ensure that each patient receives the right care, in the right place, at the right time?
- New Women’s Health Hub Toolkit powered by the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum gives inspiration and practical advice for commissioners and providers of women’s health services to set up a Hub for their local population.
- Women’s health experts with experience of setting up Women’s Health Hubs around the country have developed multimedia resources covering every step of creating a Hub.
The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF) is delighted to launch the Women’s Health Hub Toolkit, a multimedia toolkit to equip you with all you need to know to set up a Women’s Health Hub and transform women’s health in your community.
Women’s Health Hubs bring together existing services to provide holistic, integrated, accessible care delivered by trained clinicians with the support of specialists, resulting in better outcomes for patients.
Powered by the PCWHF, the Women’s Health Hub Toolkit has been designed by women’s health experts. It offers inspiration and practical advice for commissioners and providers of women’s health services, clinicians interested in women’s health and service change, and policymakers arming them with the tools to set up a Women’s Health Hub for their local population.
Dr Anne Connolly MBE, Chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum explained more about Women’s Health Hubs, “Community based work is important, and we encourage the development of Women’s Health Hubs where services are built around the woman. As identified in the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s Better for Women report, Women’s Health Hubs give women access to a full range of services locally, including out of hours and over weekends. Women’s Health Hub services support women throughout their life course and can include contraception, menstrual health, menopause, abortion and screening.
“One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to service provision. It is important that the health and care system fits with the NHS Plan to deliver services in out-of-hospital settings. This is a policy which can benefit women in many ways including the fact that joined-up services support with the early identification of health issues.
“By developing this Women’s Health Hub Toolkit, we’re helping to drive the development of services around local women, local population needs and priorities. bringing together multi-disciplinary teams to wrap services around the woman. This community-based, holistic approach to women’s healthcare is critical.”
Women’s health experts with experience of setting up Women’s Health Hubs around the country have developed multimedia resources covering every step of creating a Hub. These are conveniently presented in 3 stages:
- Step 1: Situation
- Step 2: Solution
- Step 3: Success
Those interested in developing a Women’s Health Hub can explore the resources including animation and talking heads videos, downloadable templates, case studies and more.
These tools include everything needed to create a sustainable Women’s Health Hub, including how to:
- Map local provision and identify gaps
- Create a business plan
- Engage stakeholders and patients
- Set up integrated IT systems
- Create and train a sustainable workforce
- Evaluate and monitor success.
FREE launch webinar
The PCWHF is launching the Women’s Health Hub Toolkit with a FREE live webinar on 23 September. Join expert speakers, Dr Anne Connolly MBE, James Woolgar, Dr Aamena Salar, Lesley Wylde and Dr Amanda Britton, to find out more about Women’s Health Hubs, the purpose of the toolkit and how to develop a Women’s Health Hub for the benefit of the women in your community.
This resource has been developed with the support of a Grant from Bayer PLC and Organon Pharma (UK) Limited. Bayer PLC and Organon Pharma (UK) Limited has no editorial control, scientific input or access to the resource.