Welcome from the Chief Executive

Dear Candidate,

2019 is the 90th year since the founding of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), our focus on championing girls’ and women’s healthcare around the world has never been more important.

Recent economic and political change, as well as ever-increasing demands on healthcare, have driven a need for transformational change across health and social care. It is essential that issues around the quality and safety of women’s healthcare remain at the forefront and rise even higher up the external agenda.

We have achieved so much since our inception in 1929, from significantly raising standards of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology, to successfully championing national and international healthcare policy issues such as abortion reform in the Republic of Ireland.

As the RCOG looks ahead to the decades to come, we have a far-reaching and ambitious vision to drive major improvements in health and healthcare across the female life-cycle, through the reproductive and childbearing era to the post-reproductive care. And we remain strongly committed to advancing and enhancing the quality of training and standards - be it continuing professional development and examinations, supporting research or providing independent advice.

Working at the RCOG means you will be joining a talented and committed team working in partnership with 16,000 members around the globe, to translate our vision into reality over the months and years to come.

This is an incredible organisation and I do hope you will consider joining us for this exciting next chapter in our evolution, shaping the future of a thriving institution at such a significant time.

With very best wishes,

Kate Lancaster

CEO - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists