Statement by the FSRH President Dr Asha Kasliwal on Jane Hatfield, first CEO of the FSRH

Posted 26 May 2021

Date: 26 May 2021

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Jane Hatfield, our first CEO of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), has died from ovarian cancer on Saturday 22 May. She died at home surrounded by her family. Jane had been living with an ovarian cancer diagnosis since early 2019 and undergone various rounds of treatment since then.

Jane was a passionate advocate for women’s health and she combined this passion with her professional expertise, leading the FSRH for eight years. She realised her vision to modernise the FSRH, working tirelessly to improve what we offer to members.

Jane also spearheaded our policy and influencing work, raising awareness of often-neglected areas in women’s health and championing the voices of frontline healthcare professionals. In recognition of her achievements, FSRH awarded her an Honorary Fellowship in March 2021; the award was presented to her at the leaving event celebrating her contribution.

Jane will be greatly missed by her colleagues, our members and the wider Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare community. Our thoughts are with Jane’s wife Gali, their children, Saul and Alma and everyone that knew and loved her.

An obituary will follow in the next few days, with further information on the nominated charity for anyone who wish to donate in her memory.

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