9 April 2018

Sheffield doctor is first in Yorkshire and Humber to be elected chair of British Society of Urogynaecology

Miss Swati Jha, Consultant Gynaecologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has been elected chair of The British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG).

Miss Jha was elected Vice Chair of the BSUG in November 2017 and will take over as Chair in November 2019. She will be the first ever Chair from Yorkshire and Humber and the second female to take up the role.

Miss Swati Jha said: “As the second ever female Chair after its founding Chairman Professor Cardozo and the first from Yorkshire and Humber this is quite daunting. But the confidence and trust placed in me by the BSUG members makes this responsibility a great privilege and a huge honour.”

The British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) was founded in 2001 following a request from the Royal College of Gynaecology (RCOG) for a urogynaecology society which would assist the college in matters pertaining to the subspecialty. The Society now has approximately 500 members, both full (consultant) and associate (non-consultant).

The Society aims to set and raise standards in Urogynaecology and assists the Royal College of Gynaecology in producing clinical guidelines and standards, and to give advice on training and workforce planning.

Miss Jha trained as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Birmingham and completed her subspecialty training in Urogynaecology before being appointed to a Consultant post at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in February 2009.

In this short span of 9 years she has been involved nationally in curriculum design and implementation and in developing several new services at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals; including the Laparoscopic Urogynaecology and advanced Paediatric Adolescent Gynaecology service. She has been actively involved in research and has over 80 medline indexed publications.

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