Delivered by the NHS Confederation, the Health and Care Women Leaders Network is a free network for all women working across health and care.
We connect through events, masterclasses, tweet chats and campaigns, and share learning through podcasts, blogs, videos and key reports.
Join us to celebrate our skills and talents, connect with colleagues and challenge gender stereotypes in the workplace.
Membership of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network is open to all women working across health and care. If you are a woman, or identify as a woman, and you work in health and care, yes this is absolutely a network for you.
The network welcomes the support of allies with a shared commitment to gender equality and the wider equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. If you would like to find out more about how you can support our network, email the team.
Listen to our chair Samantha Allen talk about the value of staff networks both nationally and locally and how to join our network in the short film below.
International Women's Day 2022
On International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) on 8 March we to celebrated and highlighted work underway to progress gender equality.
Focusing on the campaign theme for IWD 2022 #BreakTheBias we started the day with a Tweetchat, followed by a virtual event held on Zoom.
Tweetchat: International Women's Day
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network held a Tweet chat to discuss improving the personal safety of women working in health and care.
Health and Care Network of Women's Networks
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network host the Health and Care Network of Women’s Networks.
Women’s Health Strategy call for evidence
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network response to the DHSC Women’s Health Strategy call for evidence.
May 2021 update: COVID-19 and the female health and care workforce survey
This report from the NHS Confederation's Health and Care Women Leaders Network presents the findings of a survey commissioned by the network.
5 May 2021
Barts Health NHS Trust women’s network
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network is highlighting women's networks in health and care.
28 January 2022
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust women’s network
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network is highlighting women's networks in our sector.
5 January 2022
Delivering inclusive leadership through actions not words
Layla McCay states the case for inclusive leadership with examples of where things have gone well – and not so well – for two NHS leaders.
28 June 2022
The she-cession and why the time for equality is now
For women working in health and care, the pandemic is having a real impact on their health, wellbeing and future opportunity in the workplace.
6 January 2022