FSRH appoints Dr Janet Barter as Vice President for Specialty

Posted 26 September 2019

Date: 26 Sep 2019

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

We are delighted to confirm that Dr Janet Barter FFSRH has been appointed as Vice President for Specialty at the FSRH Council meeting on 20 June 2019. Janet is a Consultant in SRH at Barts NHS Trust.

The Vice President, Speciality is an (unpaid) Officer role at the Faculty with responsibility for supporting and developing the CSRH Specialty and working closely with the GMC, trainees and relevant FSRH committees to ensure all our Specialty work is aligned. 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.

Janet has a long track record of achievement in her career including being the Training Programme Director for SRH across London. She played an integral role already at the FSRH as Chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee and she has sat on FSRH’s Council as a Member representative.

On her appointment Janet said: 

"I am excited to take up the role of Vice President for Specialty. I am passionate about women’s health, I have a long career in SRH in the UK and abroad. My work on the Specialty Advisory Committee, as well as being a Training Programme Director and Educational Supervisors has provided me with a detailed understanding of the Specialty Training Programme. It is an important time for the specialty, as we are reviewing the curriculum and submit the changes to the GMC to ensure it is fit for the future. It is fantastic to see the 35 CSRH trainees undergo their training to become future system leaders. I am looking forward to raising the profile of our small but very important Specialty.”

Janet replaces Dr Tracey Master who stood down from her role in the summer.