FSRH appoints Dr Helen Munro as Vice President for Membership

Posted 2 November 2018

Date: 02 Nov 2018

Type: FSRH News and Information

Dr Helen Munro is appointed as VP for Membership.

We are delighted to confirm that Dr Helen Munro MFSRH has been appointed as Vice President for Membership at the FSRH Council meeting on 25 October 2018. Helen is a Consultant in CSRH at Hywel Dda University Health Board, South West Wales.

The Vice President, Membership is an (unpaid) Officer role at the Faculty with responsibility for overseeing membership, international work and our events programme. FSRH has six Officers and Each Officer has responsibility for supporting the President and Council to implement the aims and plans of the Faculty in a specific area or areas of our work. They also play a key role in ensuring the voice of members/healthcare professionals is central to our work. All the Officers sit on the FSRH Council and also represent the FSRH at external meetings with stakeholders.

Helen has a long track record of achievement in her career (including successfully undertaking CESR) and at FSRH. She is an existing Member representative on Council, is chair of the FSRH Clinical Standards Committee and is a trustee (council liaison trustee role).

On her appointment Helen said:

"I am delighted to take up the role of Vice President for Membership. I am already familiar with the FSRH as I have sat on a various committees including chairing the Clinical Standards Committee most recently. I am excited to get involved in the work of the International Affairs Committee as I have worked in Namibia. I am also looking forward to ensuring we deliver for our large Diplomate membership, many of whom are GPs and primary care nurses. I trained as a GP and have worked closely with colleagues in primary care during my various clinical roles. I know these are challenging times for many who work in sexual and reproductive healthcare, so I am pleased I can support the FSRH's work including raising the profile of SRH with various decision makers like government, which ultimately will help us deliver better care for patients."

Helen replaces Dr Anne Connolly who stood down from her role in the summer after 4 years.