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RCOG Women’s Network

The RCOG champions the best in women’s health care and supports doctors so that they’re equipped to do the best job possible for women. The RCOG Women’s Network aims to make sure that women are at the heart of everything the College does.

Members of the RCOG Women's Network

Meeting of the RCOG Women's Network

Members of the RCOG Women's Network

About the RCOG Women’s Network

The RCOG Women’s Network is made up of 14 lay members and 3 clinicians from across the UK and meet 4 times a year at the College. All members have personal experience of obstetrics or gynaecological services either as medical practitioners or patients. They inform the College about issues affecting women during pregnancy, labour and birth, infertility, and gynaecological conditions through to the menopause and beyond.

As well as regular quarterly meetings, members sit on a wide range of committees and groups. The lay members work alongside clinicians and health professionals to provide a patient’s perspective to many aspects of RCOG activities. Selected for their wide ranging expertise in many different fields and their passion for women’s health, they help the College with the development of guidelines, patient information, training and education, and continuing professional development. They also raise subjects relating to other aspects of women’s health which members feel need specific consideration and lead their own projects.

The Network also engages with the Women’s Voices Involvement Panel to inform its work and gain broader views.


Women's Voices Lead

Kate Brian was appointed to serve a 3-year term as the first Women's Voices Lead at the RCOG in June 2016.
Find out more about Kate and why she joined the RCOG Women's Network


Elsewhere on the site

Women’s Voices Involvement Panel
This virtual network helps the College get as wide a perspective as possible on women’s views about their health care – find out how to get involved
Support our work
Discover other ways to help support the College's work to improve women's health care in the UK and around the world