Health and Care Women Leaders Network
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 2023
Join us on International Women’s Day 2023 to celebrate and highlight work underway to progress gender equality and make a positive difference for women working in health and care.
With a focus on the theme of #EmbraceEquity, we will start the day with an early morning Tweet chat at 7.30 – 8.30am, followed by a virtual event from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Book your free place.
Listen to the latest podcast in the Health on the Line series; recorded for International Women’s Day Miriam González Durántez talks to Matthew Taylor about equal opportunities, diversity on boards and the economics of care. She also shares two simple ways to effect change, how leaders can move beyond lip service to equity, and why she hopes her viral #ThisLittleGirlIsMe campaign will make a lasting difference.
Tweetchat: International Women's Day 2023
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network held a Tweet chat to discuss moving beyond diversity and working toward equity.
8 March 2023 07:30 - 08:30 GMT
Watch: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network held an International Women's Day 2023 (IWD 2023) celebration on Wednesday 8 March.
8 March 2023 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
Watch: Women in Health and Care Leading for Change
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network held its annual conference on Tuesday 8 November.
8 November 2022 09:30 GMT
Health and Care Network of Women's Networks
A network for chairs and leads of women's networks hosted by the Health and Care Women Leaders Network.
Working together to end sexism in medicine
The BMA has launched a new ending sexism pledge to tackle gender discrimination in healthcare.
3 March 2023
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.
Action for equality
This report from the Health and Care Women Leaders Network explores the diversity of NHS and arm's-length body boards across England.
9 September 2020
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
Miriam González Durántez: We still do not have equal opportunities
Miriam González Durántez on equity, diversity and how to effect change.
8 March 2023
Diversity in Health and Care Partners Programme
This programme supports health and care organisations to create more inclusive workplace cultures, where difference is welcomed and celebrated.
21 September 2022
Courage in the face of discomfort
Anti-racist leadership is the day job – let’s own it. Join us in London for our half-day conference for senior NHS leaders.
19 April 2023 12:00 - 17:00 GMT