More Asian and black women in the UK die during or soon after pregnancy than white women. Experiences and outcomes in gynaecology care also vary widely. The RCOG wants to know why and consider what can be done.
The MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK, report was published in 2019 reporting higher maternal mortality rates for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) women. The RCOG Women’s Network has since been leading the College’s discussions as to how to tackle these inequalities.
We now wish to broaden the conversation with O&G Fellows, Members and Trainees, partner organisations and charities, the NHS, policy makers and, of course, the public as users of O&G services. This event will be a great opportunity to bring everyone together for productive discussions and learning. We will be hearing from a wide range of speakers to give different perspectives, both professional and personal.
Action is needed to address these disparities and further research is needed on the underlying causes. Let’s make a difference together.
- Network and meet thought leaders
- Learn about local clinical and public health experiences and contribute to fascinating discussions
- Be an agent of change by sharing your ideas on health policy change with stakeholders.
- Develop your clinical, academic and advocacy skills
Dr Ranee Thakar FRCOG, London
Miss Christine Ekechi MRCOG, London
Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury