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Leigh Day: Women's Rights in Healthcare


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We are delighted to announce our Women’s Rights in Healthcare conference will be back in London on Thursday 7 October, followed by networking. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be exploring the effect this has had on maternity services, the NHS and pregnant women as well as how women specifically may be affected by the onset of Long COVID.

The headline talk will look at domestic violence and the impact of brain injury in women and we will also explore delays in diagnoses for women and girls with Autism.

Our expert panel includes:

  • Suzanne White, Leigh Day | Chair
  • Harriet Harman, MP | Opening address
  • Jocelyn Gaynor, The Disabilities Trust | Brain injury and domestic abuse: An Invisible Impact
  • Maria Booker, Birthrights | The impact of COVID on maternity services
  • Ernest Boateng, Husband of Mary Agyapong | I AM MARY - Widower’s campaign to protect the rights of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Dr Louise Newson, Newson Health Research and Education | Gender inequality in a pandemic
  • Margaret O’Hara, Long Covid Support | Whose disease is it anyway? How false narratives and exclusion of the patient voice create stigma and barriers to healthcare
  • Claire Farmer, Co-chair of Autistic Girls Network | Neurodivergence and the urgent need for a shift in understanding, training, and culture
  • Andy and Amanda McCulloch, Leigh Day Clients | WHY CAN’T YOU HEAR ME?

We are pleased to invite participants to attend the event in person or online via zoom for those who would prefer to participate remotely. Lunch will be provided before the conference commences.

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