FSRH Statement: we welcome the new President-elect of the RCOG

Posted 10 June 2022

Date: 10 Jun 2022

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

Dr Ranee Thakar has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and will take up office in December 2022.

Dr Ranee Thakar is a Consultant Obstetrician and Urogynaecologist at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London. Ranee has been Vice President of Global Health at the RCOG since December 2019 and is co-chair of the College’s Race Equality Taskforce.

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

“I offer my colleague Ranee the warmest welcome into her new role as the next President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

“In my capacity as President of the FSRH, I have worked closely with Ranee during her vice presidency and witnessed her passion for women’s health and tackling health inequalities.

“The election of the RCOG’s first female Asian presidency represents an important landmark in our shared mission. I look forward to collaborating on areas of joint interest such as promoting high-quality, comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare, including abortion, worldwide.”


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

The RCOG statement on the election of its next President can be accessed 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.