Governance and Officers
Council are responsible for furthering and fulfilling the FSRH charitable objectives and for setting long-term goals and priorities.
Council meets six times a year and meetings are chaired by the FSRH President. Council is made up of :
- Six Officers
- Ten elected Members comprising of six Members/Fellows and four Diplomates
- Two RCOG representatives
- Up to four co-opted members (who do not have a vote)
Council elects six Officers who each serve for a minimum of three years:
- Vice President, Specialty
- Vice President, General Training /Honorary Secretary
- Vice President, Standards
- Vice President, Membership
- Honorary Treasurer
The work of the FSRH is guided by a strategic review carried out in 2012 which set out a series of recommendations for the FSRH to pursue including:
- Modernisation of the governance
- Promotion of the specialty
- Investment in growing and widening the membership
- Responding to devolution within the UK
- Appointing a CEO to take forward a modernization programme based on these recommendations.
Strategic Goals 2015-2017
Overall Goal for this period:
To promote effective standards and pathways in SRH through well-trained, multi-disciplinary teams to sustain high quality outcomes for the patient.
Strategic Goals 2015-2017
Strategic Goal 1: To promote high standards of clinical practice through the provision of quality education and training to healthcare professionals delivering SRH care in the UK and internationally.
Strategic Goal 2: To increase recognition among policy makers and commissioners/planners of the importance of SRH to women and men over their life course.
Strategic Goal 3: To improve standards in SRH.
Strategic Goal 4: To strengthen and develop leadership in SRH.
Strategic Goal 5: To strengthen and modernise the FSRH.
Officers of the FSRH
Dr Asha Kasliwal, MBBS, FRCOG, FFSRH, MD (O&G)
Dr Asha Kasliwal is a Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care and Clinical Director for the citywide Contraception and Sexual Health service in Manchester and the South Manchester Community Gynaecology service.
Dr Kasliwal has driven an ambitious modernisation programme to include a fully electronic health records and a ‘hub and spoke’ model with 5 hubs across the city open 5-6 days a week.
Dr Kasliwal’s areas of expertise include community gynaecology, quality of care and clinical standards, support for commissioning contraception and sexual health services, menopause and hormone replacement therapy. She is currently a specialist member on the NICE committee developing ‘Quality Standards for Contraceptive Services’.
Dr Kasliwal has been the chair of the FSRH Clinical standards committee for several years. This committee enables the Faculty to play a key role in the provision of high and continuously improving patient centred care by producing clinical standards in the field of sexual and reproductive health. From September 2014, she has been Vice President (Quality and Standards) of the FSRH.
Dr Kasliwal was confirmed as FSRH President in May 2016. Read the news story in full.
Vice President, General Training/Honorary Secretary
Catherine Armitage MB BCh, Dip GUM, DRCOG, MFSRH, MRCGP
Kate is a full time GP partner in inner city Leeds working with students and their immediate families. Before becoming a GP, Kate worked in sexual and reproductive health services full time in London, spending most of this time at the Mortimer Market Centre (UCLH) and in community contraceptive services in Camden, Islington and Enfield.
As her current post is working with young people, sexual and reproductive health remains a substantial part of her workload in general practice. As a GP she is a generalist but retains her special interest in sexual and reproductive health using the years of experience gained through working in specialist services
Kate has been on the FSRH Council since 2011 as a MFSRH representative and has been the Honorary Secretary since 2015-this has involved assuming the role of the Chair of the General Training Committee from January 2016.
Kate has also held a role at the RCGP as the Clinical Lead for the Introductory Certitficate in Sexual Health from late 2011 to January 2016. She was the Specialist GP in sexual and reproductive health for COMPASS REACH North Yorkshire from late 2012 until January 2016.
Vice President, Membership
Dr Anne Connolly MB:ChB; DRCOG; DFSRH; MRCGP; Dip GPSI gynae
After a two year posting to a mission hospital in rural Zimbabwe, Anne returned to General Practice in inner-city Bradford in 1990 helping to develop a leading-edge teaching practice. She has recently opted to move practice and is currently working as a GP providing care for asylum seekers, refugees, homeless and sex workers.
She is a GPSI in gynaecology and accredited as a hysteroscopist, colposcopist and FSRH trainer, undertaking weekly clinical sessions in each specialty. She has been involved with commissioning since 2006 as clinical lead for maternity, women’s and sexual health for NHS Bradford and Airedale.
Anne is one of the founder members and chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum allowing her to develop her passion for improving the delivery of women’s health care in primary care through education and the sharing of best practice.
She commenced FSRH committee work in 2007 as a member of General Training Committee and joined the FSRH council in 2010 as a diplomate representative. She is currently a member of the International Working Group, meetings committee and became Vice President (membership) in 2014.
Vice President: Strategy/Honorary Treasurer
Jane Dickson - More information coming soon...
Vice President, Clinical Quality
Diana Mansour, MBBCH, FRCOG, FFSRH, DIPM
Dr Diana Mansour is a Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care and Head of Sexual Health Services at New Croft Centre in Newcastle. She has been an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University since 1997 actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Dr Mansour was the first accredited subspecialty trainee in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is the local Training Programme Director for Community Sexual and Reproductive Health and has been first author to over 80 peer-reviewed publications. More recently she has co-written a text book with Dr Laura Percy entitled ‘Contraception made easy’.
Dr Mansour’s areas of expertise include acceptability of contraceptive methods, non-contraceptive benefits of contraception, development of long-term methods of contraception, changes in health service provision, medical management of heavy menstrual bleeding, menopause and hormone replacement therapy.
Dr Mansour is the Honorary Treasurer and an Officer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Since 2012 she has been involved with the FSRH Governance review and chairs the FSRH Remuneration Committee. From April 2016 she will also chair the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Committee which guides the direction of clinical guidance produced by the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit in Edinburgh.
Vice President, Specialty
Tracey Masters, FRCOG, FFSRH, DIPM
Since 2012 Dr Tracey Masters has worked as a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care at the Homerton University Hospital NHS FT and is proud to lead its abortion service, and be part of the Homerton Sexual Health team serving the diverse population of Hackney in East London.
Dr Masters trained in London in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and completed subspecialty training in Community Gynaecology (RCOG) in 2000, and then worked in Bristol for many years in a wide variety of post within various sexual health, women’s health and young people’s services.
Dr Masters areas of expertise include intrauterine contraception and abortion care.
She is a founding Council member of the British Society of Abortion Care Providers launched in 2015.
Dr Masters has been involved with FSRH support for the Specialty Training Programme of Community Sexual & Reproductive Health since it was established in 2010. She is currently is the Vice President (Specialty) of FSRH and co-chairs the FSRH Education Strategy Board.
FSRH Council Members 2016
Asha Kasliwal (President)
Tracey Masters (Vice-President Specialty)
Anne Connolly (Vice-President Membership)
Vacant (Vice-President, Strategy/Honorary Treasurer)
Catherine (Kate) Armitage (Vice-President General Training/Honorary Secretary)
Diana Mansour (Vice President, Clinical Quality)
Observers to Council
Lesley Regan, President, RCOG
Felicity Ashworth, GP Liaison role, RCOG
Scotland - Pauline McGough
Wales - Amanda Davies
Northern Ireland - Roma Caldwell
Wendy Moore - Nurse Member
Sue Mann - Public Health representative