Overcoming barriers in women’s health: what is required?
Some of the most pressing challenges in women’s health are characterised by extensive delays to diagnosis, guidance and treatment, all of which having dire effects. These are multifaceted barriers to care that can be approached from a number of different angles. Policy-makers, innovators, academics and clinicians all need to be involved in exploring the solutions and interventions required to create tangible improvements in women’s health, well-being and experiences in the healthcare system. This effort was exactly the focus of the recent Women’s Health Innovation Summit, where three key requirements for tackling these challenges were discussed: reforms to clinical pathways, enhanced education, open dialogue and collaboration in FemTech innovation and research.