President Dr Janet Barter shares the plans and goals for FSRH members in 2023

Posted 15 Feb 2023

Date: 15 Feb 2023

Author: Dr Janet Barter

2023 is already shaping up to be an extremely busy year for the Faculty. This year marks our 30th anniversary and 30 years of supporting clinical excellence in SRH – a milestone I am thrilled to celebrate as President. In this, my first blog of 2023, I will outline the plans and goals for our members...

I would like to start by taking the time to thank those of you who have already renewed your membership with us for 2023. If you have not yet renewed your membership, I would urge you to do so; your membership not only supports your professional development and learning but gives you the chance to be part of a thriving community pushing for better Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare across the UK. Renewal information can be found here.

I am also delighted to confirm that you are now able to pay your membership fee through 10-monthly instalments via Direct Debit. If you have any questions or issues about renewing your membership, we have a wonderful membership support team who would be happy to help, and you can contact them via our online support portal.

Regional visits: Speaking with you, so we can speak for you

I am currently finalising plans to visit our members in each of the nations this year and look forward to learning more about your day-to-day work as well as the unique challenges you face.

It was a delight to attend the Ulster Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society meeting on the 3rd of February and hear all about the important work that has been undertaken this past year. I will also be in Northern Ireland on the 13th and 14th April, with a member event on the evening of the 13th. I will be visiting Scotland on the 4th and 5th of May with a member event on the evening of the 4th and I am also working to arrange a visit to our members in Wales.

Invites went out to members based in Northern Ireland last week and members based in Scotland should receive an invitation next week. If you have not received yours, please do get in touch.

If you would be interested in myself or another Faculty representative visiting your service, please do get in contact via Helen Davies at

Join the push for better SRH!

In FSRH’s 30th year we will continue to promote the FSRH Hatfield Vision’s goals and work to achieve its central aim to significantly improve health inequalities for women and girls by 2030. In particular, we will be working to establish the FSRH Hatfield Vision Taskforce – a forum to drive forward the Vision’s 16 goals and accompanying actions. Furthermore, we will be working to ensure that the proposed implementation of the Government’s Women’s Health Strategy is reflective of our members’ ambitions for the future of women’s reproductive healthcare, as set out in the Vision. In 2023, I will also continue to work on the development of Women’s Health Hubs – a model which brings together a range of women’s health services to provide holistic, integrated, and accessible care.

Finally, I’d like to say a massive well done to everyone who has helped us achieve such an impressive year of developments in SRH in 2022. You can learn more through our 2022 Annual Review. I look forward to working with members and staff to build on the successes of 2022, and to ensure the Faculty’s 30th year in 2023 is a landmark one.