FSRH Statement: we welcome the appointment of Dame Lesley Regan as the Women’s Health Ambassador

Posted 17 June 2022

Date: 17 Jun 2022

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

Dame Lesley Regan has been appointed as the Government’s first ever Women’s Health Ambassador for England.

Dame Lesley Regan is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London St Mary’s Hospital Campus, the Chair of Wellbeing for Women and also remains in active clinical practice. She is a former President of the Royal College of Obstetrician’s and Gynaecologists (RCOG), with a raft of expertise spanning a 42-year career in women’s health with particular interest in miscarriage, period problems, gynaecological surgery, and menopause, she will support the implementation of the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy. The strategy aims to tackle the gender health gap and ensure services meet the needs of women throughout their life.

Dr Asha Kasliwal, President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive (FSRH) said:

“I offer Lesley my warmest congratulation on her new role as the first ever Women’s Health Ambassador for England.

“In my capacity as President of the FSRH, I have worked closely with Lesley for many years and witnessed her drive and determination to enact real change in women’s healthcare.

“Currently almost half of British women experience poor SRH, with COVID-19 having compounded access issues and caused further disruption to services.

“I look forward to working closely with Lesley in her new role, including in the development and implementation of the Women’s Health Strategy, to ensure that women are able to receive holistic, integrated care so that the reproductive needs of the 51% of the population are met.”


For further information please contact Camila Azevedo, FSRH External Affairs Manager, at cazevedo@fsrh.org / 02037945309

Notes to editors

The announcement can be found here

About FSRH

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is the largest UK professional membership organisation working at the heart of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), supporting healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care. It works with its 15,000 members, to shape sexual reproductive health for all. It produces evidence-based clinical guidance, standards, training, qualifications and research into SRH. It also delivers conferences and publishes the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health in partnership with the BMJ.