Tommy's News 28/02/2018
We are pleased hear that the Duchess of Cambridge is now a patron for our partners at the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).
The new patronage was announced ahead of Her Royal Highness’ (HRH) visit to the RCOG yesterday morning. During her visit, Kate learnt about the College’s education, training and global health programmes, and viewed demonstrations in essential clinical skills and safe surgical techniques. She also attended a roundtable discussion on tackling the stigma around women’s health, in particular, maternal mental health.
Professor Lesley Regan, President of the RCOG and Director of the Tommy's Recurrent Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Service at Imperial College London said:
“We are very grateful to Her Royal Highness whose support will help to raise our profile as a medical charity that champions the provision of high quality women’s healthcare at home and beyond. As a young mother we know that maternal health and wellbeing is an issue close to The Duchess’s heart. We hope that this new relationship will build on our work to improve healthcare for women everywhere, and ensure that women’s views on the care they receive are at the heart of everything we do.”
Tommy's CEO, Jane Brewin, says:
“We at Tommy’s are so pleased that The Duchess Of Cambridge has become Patron of the RCOG. We are sure that she will provide the RCOG with exemplary support in relation to research and guidelines which will ultimately improve the care of our nation’s pregnant women. In addition, as an ambassador of many outstanding mental health charities, and as someone currently experiencing pregnancy, she is perfectly placed for this patronage.”
We fully support Kate and everyone she represents, we think this will bring much needed light and support to issues pregnant women face. Kate has been particularly supportive of campaigns regarding mental health which she is thought to bring to her new role. Remember, if you are suffering from mental health issues or feel like you need help, we have a variety of support material available. Through our clinics, research centres, pregnancy information service and support line run by the team of Tommy's midwives, we are here to support parents and families who lose a baby, experience premature birth and to help everyone have a safe and healthy pregnancy.
We wants all women to be able to talk about how they feel during pregnancy, without the fear of stigma or discrimination. This should be whether they have a previous history, existing mental illness or are well and want to protect their mental wellbeing. You can access our information on mental wellbeing in pregnancy here.
Kate's support will mean a higher profile for the RCOG and organisations dedicated to helping women having healthier, safer pregnancies across the UK and the vital issues we campaign for. We are fully behind her and the midwives, doctors and health professionals she now represents.