Aims and Objectives
To raise awareness that there is a £25m national investment available over the next two years to accelerate the development of Women’s health hubs to benefit women across England and help to ease pressures facing the NHS.
To explore how the local funds are being allocated across ICBs and identify who the key stakeholders are responsible for the local plans and initiatives
To highlight the critical role that primary care play in prevention and early intervention for Women’s health care. Hub models tailored to meet local Women’s needs.
Provide examples of local proposals for funding and plans to set up/develop Women’s Health Hubs
The Women’s Health Strategy – developing Women’s health hubs across England local hubs to meet local needs
Dr Julie Oliver
Background and progress to date across Liverpool
Dr Fiona Lemmen – Women’s Health Champion
Background and progress to date across Bradford and Districts
Dr Amy Tatham – GPwSI Gynae
Overview of resources available to support development of Women’s Health Hub – PCWHF Toolkit
Dr Stephanie Cook
Questions and Answers
Dr Julie Oliver
Dr Julie Oliver is a part time GP working at Alnwick Medical Group. She is married with 2 children and has a special interest in women’s health. She holds the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Diploma and certificates in fitting implants and coils. She also holds a medical educators certificate and trains doctors and nurses to fit coils and implants. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has an extended role as a GP with specialist interest in gynaecology. She runs a GPwSI gynaecology clinic weekly taking referrals from her colleagues. In her spare time she enjoys Brazilian Jujitsu.
Dr Stephanie Cook
I am a GPwSI in Women’s Health. I am passionate about women’s health and improving access to services for women in primary care. I am involved with the development and delivery of women’s health hubs across Liverpool. I am also involved in the promotion and provision of LARC training for Liverpool.
Dr Amy Tatham
I am a GP partner and a GP with a special interest in Gynaecology in a large Bradford teaching practice where I am the women’s health lead and have a passion for providing contraceptive, sexual health, and menopause care. I enjoy teaching and training and I am an FSRH trainer. I hold the advanced BMS menopause certificate and also provide secondary and primary care-based specialist menopause clinics.
I am the maternity and women’s health clinical lead for Bradford Districts and Craven Health and Care Partnership and I work closely within the community and secondary care settings. I have a passion for addressing health inequalities and driving change to improve access and the care we provide for all our women.
My husband and I are fortunate to have three fabulous children and a lovely Labrador called Sam. We love the outdoors, walking, running and I have a great love of classical ballet.
Dr Fiona Lemmen
Fiona graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1992 and worked in various hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside while undertaking her GP Training.
She has been a GP since 1996, spending 24 years as a partner in a large practice in North Liverpool. A GP trainer for seven years, Fiona still practices as a GP on a sessional basis. Fiona graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1992 and worked in various hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside while undertaking her GP Training. She has been a GP since 1996, spending 24 years as a partner in a large practice in North Liverpool during which time she developed a special interest in women’s health including menopause and LARC fitting. A GP trainer for seven years, Fiona still practices as a GP on a sessional basis.
Fiona was elected onto the Governing Body of NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group in 2012 during which time she was Urgent Care Clinical Lead and the lead for Hospital Services. In 2018 she was appointed Chair of NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group. In 2020, she was appointed the Strategic Clinical lead for the Cheshire and Merseyside Elective Recovery Programme and, in 2021, the strategic Clinical Lead for Cheshire and Merseyside’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Since March 2022 Fiona has been the Associate Medical Director for Transformation and Deputy Medical Director for Cheshire and Merseyside ICB. She is the ICB Womens Health Ambassador.