Shaista (Shai) Gohir, RCOG’s Women’s Voices Lead, has been appointed to the House of Lords as a non-party-political peer.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Edward Morris, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said:
“We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Shaista Gohir OBE on her appointment to the House of Lords as a non-party-political peer and we look forward to working with her in her new role.
“Shai works incredibly hard to ensure that women’s voices remain at the heart of the College’s work to improve women’s health by chairing our Women’s Network committee and representing the College throughout the wider sector. She has also been a key member of the RCOG Race Equality Taskforce, advising Officers and the wider College on issues related to race and health inequalities.
“Shai was appointed RCOG’s Women’s Voices lead in June 2020 as she demonstrated professional and voluntary experience in patient and public involvement, a thorough understanding of the NHS, and a drive, commitment and determination to support the College to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for women.
“We believe Shai will make an important and effective contribution to the work of the House of Lords. She has a credible and influential strategic voice within the women’s health sector and her experience and knowledge of working in the voluntary sector with a wide range of women’s health and ethnically diverse voices will bring something that is under-represented but very much needed in the House of Lords.”