PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN HEALTH POLICY AND HEALTH SERVICE PROVISION

  • Doyal, Lesley (Principal Investigator)
  • Payne, Sarah (Co-Investigator)
  • Cameron, Ailsa M (Co-Investigator)

Project Details

Description

This research was commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission in February 2003 to fill gaps in knowledge and understanding of the importance of gender equity in the NHS and in the modernisation agenda in health policy in Britain. The research explored key gender issues within health

• how a gendered approach could benefit both women and men
• how gender analysis and mainstreaming in the NHS could contribute to core government objectives in public service delivery
• the key changes which are needed if gender is to be effectively mainstreamed within health policy and health service provision and the potential benefits of a public duty in gender as it would affect health policy and health service provision.

The project included a scoping review of key literatures and of key statistics on differences in male and female patterns of health and illness and an analysis of gender issues in key policy initiatives making up the government’s modernisation agenda.

Report

The report was released on 14th November 2003 at the first UK Gender and Health Summit, "Promoting Health Equality for Men and Women", The King’s Fund, London.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/02/0312/05/03

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for Research in Health and Social Care

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