Miss Ranee Thakar

Dr Ranee Thakar has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of Obstetricians

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

Extract below taken from the website of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Commenting on her appointment, Dr Thakar, said:

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, is co-chair of the College’s Race Equality Taskforce and has been a member of the RCOG Council since 2016. She is past President of the International Urogynecological Association and leads the national obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI) Care Bundle Project. Regionally, Ranee leads the Perinatal Pelvic Health Project and Urogynaecology network for South-West London, developing multi-disciplinary collaboration with urologists, midwives, physiotherapists, nurses and GPs.

“I am honoured to be elected the next President of the RCOG by the Fellows and Members of our College in the UK and Ireland. I look forward to further progressing the College’s mission to improve women’s health globally and continuing its essential work to tackle inequalities in healthcare.

“As President, I will work closely with our members, listen to the voices and experiences of women and work with policy makers to improve the quality and safety of maternity and gynaecological care provided in this country and around the world. I will also ensure the College continues to provide excellence in training and education and remains a powerful advocate for women and their families.

“Over the next six months I will work closely with the current President, Vice Presidents and our fantastic staff to continue their great work before becoming President in December.”

Welcoming the appointment, RCOG President Dr Edward Morris, said:

“I am delighted that Ranee has been elected to lead our College and be an ambassador for the global community of obstetricians and gynaecologists. Ranee is a clinician and medical leader of outstanding calibre and her experience will be invaluable to the College and the profession as she leads our work to advance the science and practice of O&G and champion women’s health.

“I am confident Ranee will work hard over her tenure to ensure the care provided to women is of the highest quality, that our workforce is fully supported and that the College’s influence as a global leader for women’s health and reproductive healthcare is strengthened.

“We were pleased with the turnout in this election and I’m hugely grateful to all those who voted for our new President.”