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About the Specialty

NRS Reproductive Health and Childbirth advisory group

The NRS Reproductive Health and Childbirth advisory group consists of local champions from each Health Board and representatives from Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Midwifery, Nursing and Trainees.

This group is designed to share key information regarding research in Scotland in Reproductive Health and Childbirth:

  • disseminating this locally and advising the Clinical Lead and Champion Support Manager of any local barriers to research
  • sharing good practice across various Health Boards

The lead midwife, lead nurse and trainee representative will represent the Speciality in relevant NIHR meetings as needed. Patient representatives from each sub-speciality within Reproductive Health will also attend, providing feedback on study design and research generally from the patient perspective.

The group aims to meet remotely 4 times a year.

For more information regarding the group, please contact:

  • Professor Abha Maheshwari, NRS Clinical Lead, Interim (Reproductive Health and Childbirth)abha.maheshwari@abdn.ac.uk
  • Dr Maria R. (Txaro) Amezaga, NRS Champion Support Manager (Reproductive Health and Childbirth)maria.amezaga@nhs.scot 

NRS Reproductive Health and Childbirth local champions

Health Board Champion
NHS Ayrshire & Arran Dr Wael Agur and Dr Santanu Acharya
NHS Borders To be confirmed
NHS Dumfries and Galloway To be confirmed
NHS Fife To be confirmed
NHS Forth Valley To be confirmed
NHS Grampian Dr Mairead Black and Dr Lucky Saraswat
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde To be confirmed
NHS Highland Dr Aik Goh
NHS Lanarkshire Dr Ellie Jarvie
NHS Lothian Professor Fiona Denison
NHS Orkney To be confirmed
NHS Shetland Dr Sreebala Sripada
NHS Tayside Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva
NHS Western Isles To be confirmed

If you are interested in finding out more or becoming a local champion, please contact either the Champion Support Manager or Clinical Lead.

NRS Reproductive Health and Childbirth patient and public involvement group

Research area Representative
Fertility Gwenda Burns and Sharon Martin
Urogynaecology To be confirmed
Maternity To be confirmed
Menopause To be confirmed
Miscarriage To be confirmed
Endometriosis To be confirmed

If you are interested in finding out more or becoming a part of the PPI group, please contact either the Champion Support Manager or Clinical Lead.