Over 70 local healthcare professionals came together to talk reproductive health and unplanned pregnancies in Wirral. The event brought together sexual health nurses, health visitors, midwives, gynaecologists, school nurses and women’s health specialists.

Co-ordinated and facilitated by Sexual Health Wirral and NHS Wirral CCG, the aim of the event was to raise awareness of the benefits of planning pregnancy for baby, mum and the entire family.

The collaborative event was supported by guest speakers from Public Health England including Dr Sue Mann who talked about a system-wide approach to pregnancy, planning and prevention. It was a phenomenal success and it was great to see so many healthcare professionals in one room with one aim; to work together to help and support local women and improve outcomes.

Dr Jane Wilkinson, GP Champion at Sexual Health Wirral said; “The event brought together a number of healthcare professionals from various background to discuss local and national trends, contraception choices, sexual health and lifestyle medicine. As a multidisciplinary group we reflected together about what we do well and the areas of improvement we need to focus on.

“The ultimate aim is to help local women and families to plan their pregnancies, support them in preparing for pregnancy and improve access to effective methods of contraception. In doing this we will help improve outcomes for babies, mums and the wider family”.

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