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Women's health

Women's Health Forum

Advocating for women's health and for the professionals delivering that health care

This forum covers all aspects of women's health, and we work with charities and voluntary groups associated with women's health as well as other clinical bodies and parliamentary groups.

What we do 

Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead
Nursing careers resource

Career resources

Read about the varying roles that you can enjoy throughout your health career

Making sense of women's health

Forum Library Subject Guide

Library subject guide

Discover key women's health information resources including books, reports and journal articles
Public Health events


Upcoming women's health conferences, workshops and study days hosted by the RCN.

Further resources

Clinical leadership in gynaecology

Clinical leadership in gynaecology is a key role in supporting Woman’s Health care in acute settings. This role is diverse, and there is a new national Matrons Network, which can help in developing this role. Find out how to access support and contact with others in this role.

UK wide resources

Further resources

Telemedical Abortion Care

Congratulations to RCN Women’s Health Forum committee member, Michael Nevill, for his involvement in this innovative project in the field of women’s health. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) are the winners of this year’s Women's Health Team of the Year Award for their project Telemedical Abortion Care.

News and views

Public Health News

Related news

The latest RCN women's health updates


Read the latest views on women's health issues


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations

Join the RCN Women's Health Forum Facebook Group

RCN Facebook groups are a place where you can get involved in honest and open discussions on the issues that affect you and your field of practice.

I joined the RCN Women’s Health Forum Committee 3 years ago because I firmly believe in the positive power of nursing to impact on women’s lives.  I wanted to be part of campaigning for change, ensuring that nurses influence and shape healthcare policy for women.  

On the committee, I work with some incredibly talented nurses who share my passion for women’s health. I always leave our meetings feeling optimistic and enthused.  I have learned so much working on guidelines and resources like our Women’s Health pocket guides, and it has really enhanced my personal nursing practice.

I have had some amazing opportunities to represent the RCN on a national level ensuring that our nursing contribution is valued and our nursing knowledge is used. The forum is a fantastic channel to advocate for women and influence the political agenda. 

I would encourage any nurse with an interest in Women’s health to join the forum.  You will be part of a vibrant community that shares your values. It will open up a rich source of learning and will support you in your quest for nursing excellence. 


Ruth Bailey Committee Member