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Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 84220, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to update the House on its response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review; what the Government's priorities are for women's health; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

10 September 2020

We do not consider it appropriate to commit to a specific timeframe for a response while these recommendations are being considered. While this report was published on 8 July, it took over two years to compile and we therefore consider it vitally important that it is given full consideration.

Supporting women’s health is critical for the health and care system. We know that there are significant differences and inequalities between different groups of women in terms of access to services, experience of services and health outcomes. We are reflecting on the detailed and thorough First Do No Harm Report published by Baroness Cumberlege and what this tells us about priorities for women’s health.