RCM welcomes new England Women’s Health Ambassador role

on 17 June 2022 RCM Maternity Services Maternity Safety Pregnancy Women's Choice Public Health Wellbeing Of Women Government England

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed the appointment of Dame Lesley Regan as the first ever Women’s Health Ambassador for England. 

Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the RCM, said: “Dame Lesley Regan is a good friend of the RCM and a fervent champion for women’s health, and I heartily welcome her appointment. I could not think of anyone more skilled, qualified, or suitable, and with the experience and knowledge needed to take on this challenging and important role and carry it out.

“We must support the health of women better including throughout and after pregnancy. By doing this we can make a significant contribution to improving the health of half of the country, and if we can improve pregnancy care and support, that of their children also. I look forward to working with Dame Lesley, and the RCM offers its support to her in this role, and with the implementation and roll out of the Women’s Health Strategy, which we all eagerly await.”


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