Dear Professor Lesley Regan,


We are writing in response to your college’s statement to the public consultation on the implementation of cell-free DNA testing (cfDNA), a form of prenatal testing (NIPT) for Down’s syndrome and other trisomies, into the national Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP). In particular, with reference to the comment that:


“If the decision [not to offer the test to all women] has been made primarily on cost grounds, then a more rigorous economic analysis has to be made that includes the lifetime costs of caring for children and adults with Down’s syndrome… Such an economic analysis may (or may not) suggest that cfDNA testing for all is cost-effective”[1].


We are concerned that the position of the RCOG has moved from supporting women to make an informed choice, to advocating that women with a prenatal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome should end their pregnancy.


It also alarms us that there is an assumption amongst the RCOG that a person with Down’s syndrome can not lead a happy and fulfilled life. This is not supported by the evidence into the contentment of people with Down’s syndrome and their families[2][3][4]. We utterly reject the implicit premise that the value of a human being is based on their economic contribution to society.


Women deserve to be accurately told the risks and benefits associated with Down’s syndrome. As with all discussions of risk, a balanced and fully informed prognosis needs to be presented. As doctors, we are committed to delivering this without prejudice, and as the GMC states, a good doctor should “work in partnership with patients and respect their rights to privacy and dignity. Treat each patient as an individual. Do their best to make sure all patients receive good care and treatment that will support them to live as well as possible, whatever their illness or disability”[5].


The RCOG is running a campaign entitled ‘Every Baby Matters’. This aim is laudable and to be fully supported, but one might be forgiven for being left wondering if, in the light of the RCOG’s positions noted above, this should be renamed ‘Every Baby with 46 Chromosomes Matters’.


We, the undersigned, call upon the RCOG to demonstrate that unborn babies with Down’s syndrome matter, and that the College respect their dignity in the following ways:


  1. Accept that introduction of cfDNA testing into the FASP should be halted until a full ethical review of the implications has been concluded, and that this review includes the view of individuals with Down’s syndrome and their families on the value of their lives with Down's syndrome.

  2. Set up a working party on the planned introduction of NIPT for Down’s syndrome that involves professionals who work with people with Down’s syndrome, as well as input from members of the Down’s syndrome community themselves.

  3. Stop referring to the “risk” of a child being born with Down's Syndrome but the “chance”. (The use of the word ‘risk’ implies that having Down’s syndrome is an entirely negative thing, which is discriminatory.) Also, develop guidance to the effect that medical professionals similarly adopt non-discriminatory language when describing Down’s syndrome.

  4. Work to guarantee that all professionals involved in counselling women about a test that confirms the presence of Trisomy 21 should have recently attended up-to-date training on Down’s syndrome, so that they can deliver balanced prognoses including the joys and challenges of living with Down's Syndrome.

  5. If a woman expresses that she wishes to continue a pregnancy with Down's syndrome she should be supported in this decision. To develop guidance so that medical professionals are prepared to support such women.


We await your response,

Jyoti Ahuja
NHS
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Hilary Allen
MB ChB, MRCGP 
General Practitioner

Dr Helen Andrews
MBBS MRCP MRCGP
General Practitioner

Dr Lasanthan Aiyathurai
MBBB BSc MRCGP
GP

Mrs Johanna Aiyathurai 
BSE
Physiotherpist

Mrs Eline Armstrong
GNC SRN 
HV retired 

Dr Lasanthan Aiyathurai
MBBS BSc MRCGP
GP

Dr Claire Ang
MBChB, FRCPCH MSc in Child Health MSc in Allergy
Paediatrician & parent

Dr Joanne Balfe
MB MRCPI FPaeds
Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Neurodisability

Caroline Bawden
BN RN 
Nurse Practitioner

Dr Giles Berrisford
MBChB FRCPsych
Associate National Clinical Director for Perinatal Mental Health 


Deborah Brunt
B(Sc)Hons Midwifery
Caseloading midwife with One to One

Frank Buckley
CEO, Down Syndrome Education International
CEO/President, Down Syndrome Education USA
Vice-President, European Down Syndrome Association

Professor Sue Buckley OBE
CPsychol CSci AFBPsS 
Director for Science and Research, Down Syndrome Education International
Emeritus Professor of Developmental Disability, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK

Mrs Sarah Bannister
Registered Nurse
Community Nurse

Dr Catharine Benson
NHS GP

Professor Emeritus Bernard Brabin
Professor Emeritus Tropical Paediatrics
University of Liverpool Medical doctor

Mrs Emily Brotherhood 
RCM Midwife
 
Mrs Morag Buchan
RGN Registered Nurse

Miss Deborah Bull
BACP  Counsellor

Mrs Suzanne Barber
RN
Lead Nurse 

Dr Cecilia Brassett
FRCS
Former general surgeon

Ms Lisa Brennan
HCPC
Radiographer

Dr John Canning
GP

Mrs Dawn Cardenas
Dip He nursing 
RMN 

Mrs Clare Clark
NMC RGN RN child

Dr Chris Cooper
MB ChB MRCPCH DTM&H
Paediatrician

Mrs Rachael Crookes
Nmc 
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Mrs Sally Crowther 
NMC
Midwife

Dr Rob Cubitt
MBChB

Dr Angela Cartwright
RM BSc Dip HE IBCLC MPH
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Dr Jaqueline Carywright
MBBS MRCGP
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Dr Judith Chaloner
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Elizabeth Chilton
Royal College of Nursing
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Dr Irene Ching
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Basia Chmielewska
Medical Student

Dr Floriana Coccia
MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist and mother

Dr Elizabeth Corcoran
MBBS MRC Psych
Chair of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation UK 

Dr Claire Collins
BM BS MRCGP
General Practitioner

Dr David Cooper
MBBS MRCP 
Consultant Physician

Eileen Cruickshank
BDS, MDSc
Dentist

Mrs Kathy Campbell
RCN
Registered nurse 

Mrs Sally Carson
RGN SCM Registered Nurse 
Midwife

Mr Jonny Cowee
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Learning Disability Service

Miss Alison Craig
Bachelors of Nursing Studies
Registered nurse

Mrs Clare Craigie
College of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapist and Mother

Mrs Laura Crawfurd
Bsc Physiotherapist 

Sarah-Jane Dalton
Developmental Psychology BA (Hons), Child Branch Nurse.
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Dr Helen Davies
MBBS MRCP MRCGP DGM
General Practitioner

Emma Dawson
NMC RGN


Barbara Dearden
RGN BSc RM 
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Laura Dempsey
RM BSC hons
Registered Midwife

Dr Hannah Denno
MRCGP DFRSH
General Practitioner

Indra Devi
RNdip HE
Staff Nurse

Dr Simon Doe
MBBS FRCP
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Dr Andrew Douglas
MBBS.MRCGP
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Olive Downer
RGN, RM, BSc Hons
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Lee du Plessis
UKCP HPPC BAAT
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Dr Natalie Dukes-Wiesenhaan
M Sc MRCGP DRCOG

Amy Dunn
NHS
Nurse and parent of child with Down's syndrome

Dr Tamie Downes
MRCGP DRCOG DCH
GP

Miss Ruth Draper
NMC RGN BSc (Hons)
Critical Care Outreach Sister

Miss Lee-Ann Davies
Bsc midwifery 
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Dr Teresa Devereux
MRCGP DRCOG DCH
retired GP

Ms Claire Eccles
BSC (hons) 
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Dr Jean-Simonis Engela 
MB BCh BOA 
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Mrs Helen Everett
RM NMC
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Mr Nicholas Egan
CMIOSH (rtd) DipOSH
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Ms Elizabeth Evans 
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Lesley Eagles
RM BMid (Hons)
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Ruth Eales
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
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Dr Ejaz Elhak
Small Heath Medical practice
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Carolyn Englis
HPC
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Dr John Etherton
MA PhD MB BChir MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
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Dr Dawn Francis
British Psychological Society
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Dr Shindo Francis
Rcem
ED Consultant

Dr Jonathan Freedman 
University Hospital Birmingham
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Dr Peter Frith
MB BChir DRCOG
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Dr Nicole Fung
Birmingham Childrens Hospital
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Dr Christina FitzPatrick
MB ChB  Dip Obst RCOG MRCP MRCPCH
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Mrs Janet Folland
Bsc Occ.Therapy, Mac Adv. practice Occ.Therapy
Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy

Mrs Bonny Fox
RCN
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Mrs Alexandra Fraser 
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Dr Helena Fetto
MA MBBS MRCOG
ST6 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Margaret-Anne Garvey
Diploma in HE Adult Nursing 
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Mr Edicula George 
MBBS DLO FRCS(Glasgow)
Hospital doctor 

Mrs Kim Gavan
RGN
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Mr Joseph Gavan
RMN RGN NMP 
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Dr Matthew Gawn
MRCGP
GP

Mr Ian Grant 
MB ChB FRCSE DRCOG
Retired Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mrs Ruth Guy
RM (dip ) MSc
Midwife

Dr Paula Garland
MBBS MSci MRCP FRCPath
Heamatologist

Dr Elizabeth Hadlow
MbChB mRCGP
GP

Dr Sharon Hall
HCPC accredited arts therapist
Senior Lecturer

Mrs Naomi Harrison
Bsc Hons 
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Dr Sally Harrison
BM Mrcgp 
GP

Mrs Maggie Hart
MA in Education Down Syndrome Consultant

Mrs Chantal Homan
RNLD Lead Nurse Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Mrs Helen Hood
Nmc Rgn/rscn

Mrs Ann Huc
DipCOT
Occupational Therapist

Karen Harris
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Kate Harris
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy;BSc Hons Physiotherapy 
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Darren Harrison
BSc Hons Physiotherapy 
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Elaine Hayne
SRN
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Dr Simon Hayne
MB Chb
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Elizabeth Herrieven
MBChB MRCS DCH FRCEM
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Dr Sarah Hobday
RCPCH
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Sue Hope
RGN
Senior sister NICU

Helen Humble
RN Dip DN, BSc.Hons, BA Hons
District Nurse

Dr Matthew Harries
MBChB FRCP PhD 
Consultant Dermatologist

Ms Sian Harris
College of Paramedics, HCPC, BSc(Hons)
Paramedic 

Mr Paul Henry
HCPC Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Physiotherapist

Mrs Gemma Henry
BSc (hons)/RNLD, PGCert CAMHS
Community Nurse (Learning Disabilities)

Dr Nicholas Herodotou
MRCGP FRCP
Macmillan Consultant in Pallliative Medicine

Mrs Catherine Hicks
BSc
Midwife

Dr David Hill
MA MBBS FRCA
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Dr Alison Hughes
MBChB MRCGP
GP

Dr David Hughes
MB ChB FRCR
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Dr Anulika Igboaka
MBBS, MRCPsych, MPH

Carol Jackson
SRN SCM
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Dr Bindu Junemani
MRCGP
General Practitioner

Dr Ronald Jameson
MBBS DRCOG Dch JP
Retired GP

Victoria Jones
NMC/UKCP/AFT
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Mrs Nichaela Jones
NHS Msc Bs (Hons)
Interim Lead Nurse Learning Disabilities 

Mrs Lynn James-Jenkinson
BASW
Social Worker & parent

Dr Patrick Kelly
MICGP
GP

Mrs Emma Kiefir
Registered Mental Health Nurse

Dr Alice King
BSc MBChB
Foundation Year 2 Doctor

Dr Phillipa Knaggs
MBChB MA
GP trainee

Dr Shalini Krishna
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Viba Pavan Kumar
NHS
Clinical Psychologist

Shveta Kumaria
M. Phil
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Soumya Kumble
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
Consultant physicians 

Dr Ian Lacy
FRCGP
Retired General Practitioner

Helen Laverty
MSc (Human development) RNLD Cert Ed
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Lindsay Letts
BDS MSc
Retired Dental Surgeon

Dr Ashley Liew
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Catherine Lloyd
RGN
Emergency Medicine Nurse

Dr Charlotte Loh
BMedSci BM BS MRCPCH 
Paediatric Neurodisability Grid Registrar

Teresa Lynch
Dgn, Catholic Nurses Association
Specialist Nurse

Miss Laila Lawrence 
Midwifery BSc (Hons)
Midwife 

Dr Mick Leach
MA MB BS DRCOG FRCGP
GP

Dr Carolyn Leather
MBChB(Hons) 
Former Palliative Care Physician

Dr Andrew Lee
MB ChB MSc MD MFPH MRCGP DCH DTMH
Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Public Health

Dr Sbân Lees
RCPCH
Community Paediatrician

Mrs Lucy Leather
Grad Dip Phys; MCSP
Physiotherapist

Dr Paul Lobaz
MBChB, BSc Primary Care
GPST1

Dr Ayesha Mahmud
MBBS MRCS MMed
GP trainee


Miss Amy McIntosh
Norwich Medical School
Medical Student

Mrs Jean Miles
RGN
Palliative Care Nursing

Dr Huw Miles
MBChB MRCGP
GP

Dr Nicola Morgan 
MB BS BSc MRCPCH
Consultant Community Paediatrician

Mrs Marie Myers
RGN and parent

Dr Ayesha Mahmud
MRCS, MMed
GP Trainee

Dr Pavan Malikarjun
University of Birmingham
Clinical Senior Lecturer / Consultant Psychiatrist

Daniel Marsden
RNLD, BSC (Hons), MSC - Practice Development
Practice Development Nurse for people with Learning Disabilities 

Jo Marshall-Clarke
SRN
Retired Nurse and Grandmother

Dr Gordon McFarlane
ChM FRCS
General Surgeon

Dr Charlotte Mellor
MBChB MRCPCH
Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care

Dr Helen McGarry
MBBS MRCP MRCGP DFSRH
General Practitioner

Rose Mcarthy
RM RGN
Midwife/midwifery Lecturer 

Rachel McKenzie
MA (Hons) RGN LLB Pg Dip
Nurse

Christa Moll
MCSP SRP
Paediatric Physiotherapist

Professor Eleanor Molloy 
Trinity College, the University of Dublin
Professor of Paediatrics

Dr Rebecca Moss
BMedSci BMBS MRCGP
General Practitioner

Gwen Moulster OBE
MA, Cert Ed, RNLD
Consultant Nurse

Dr Grainne Murphy
Consultant Radiologist
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Susan Marriott
MA(cantab) MB BChir MRCGP DTM&H
GP

Mrs Sarah Molloy
SRN HV cert
Health Visitor and grandmother

Dr Jo-Anne Magee
MB BCh

Dr John Malcolm
MRCS,  LRCP
Retired General Practitioner

Dr Cath Malone
NHS Clinical psychologist 

Dr Sophie Messager
PhD in biology
Doula, childbirth educator.

Mrs Carla Moulds 
RGN
Nurse specialist

Mrs Helen Mycock
Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse 

Ms Catherine Noble
MCSP
Physiotherapist 

Dr Christine Norwood
MB ChB

Dr Tony Naughton
MRGP
General Practitioner

Liz Newfeld
NHS
Student Midwife

Dr Shelley O’Callaghan
MRCGP
General Practitioner

Dr Wendy Osbourne
MBBS MRCP FRCPath
Consultant Haematologist

Mrs Clare O' Brien
BSc Midwifery
Student Midwife

Dr Kriss Owen
MRCGP
GP

Dr Andrew Partner
BM DCH DRCOphth MRCGP
GP

Mrs Susannah Perks
BSc Hons
Midwife

Mr Roy Pope
BSc MRICS MCIOB FCIH

Dr Laurie Powell MRCGP
GP

Laura Palmer
Registered Nurse and Mother

Helen Pattison
Trustee of DownsyndromeOK

Joanna Phillips
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 
Physiotherapist

Dr Savitha Prasad
Blackpool Victoria Hospitals 
Staff grade ophthalmology 

Gemma Purcell
Royal College of Pathologists
Clinical Scientist

Mrs Christina Purcell
HCPC
Physiotherapist

Dr Mary Bernadette Quinn
NHS Hospital doctor

Dr Naomi Rankin
MBChB MRCGP
GP

Dr Salim Razak
MRCPsych
Consultant in the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

Dr Helen Rea
BDS
Dentist

Ms Clare Regan
BAHons/DipCOT
Occupational Therapist

Mrs Sarah Robinson
MPharm PGDip MPSNI
Pharmacist

Jenifer Rankin
College of Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapist

Dr Ruth Radcliffe
BMBS MRCPCH
Consultant Paediatrician 

Dr Sarah Raybould
BMBS DRCOG DFSRH
General Practitioner 

Sian Rooney
GPhC
Chief Pharmacy Technician Patient Services

Dr Clare Richardson
MBChB MRCGP DCH DCCH
GP

Dr Sarah Shotton
MRCP MBChB
Specialty Doctor in Respiratory 

Mrs Jane Smith
BHSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapist

Dr Roja Sooben
NMC PhD Fellow of the Higher Ed Academy
Registered Nurse & Researcher  

Mr John Sowerby
Medical Student

Mrs Pauline Swindells
RGN NMC
Retired Children's Hospice nurse

Dr Giudeitta Sanna
FRCPath
Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Anja Schoen
Dr.med DFSRH DTM&H 
General Practitioner

Mrs Amanda Semerene
NMC
Nurse 

Dr Kouser Shaik
MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Emma Sheldon
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Consultant Histopathologist

Dr Mark Speight
Royal College of Psychiatrists 
Consultant Psychiatrist (Intellectual Disability)

Mrs Nicola Stevens
BN RN
Registered Nurse

Mrs Julie Storey
RGN 
Advanced Nurse Practitioner and sibling

Mrs Catherine  Swales
NMC, BSc(Hons)Community Specialist Practitioner 
District Nurse 

Mrs Charlotte Thomas 
NMC, Bsc Nursing,  Bsc Midwifery
Registered midwife 

Christina Taylor
RCM
Registered Midwife

Dr Roopa Tekkatte
MRCP Rheumatology
Specialty Trainee

Dr Honey Thomas
Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT
Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Erin Turner
MBChB. MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist


Daniel Turner
Leeds School of Medicine
Medical Student

Aruna Thyagarajan
Pediatric Healthcare
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Stephen Ting
MB BCh MRCP Phd
Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Lecturer 

Dr Adrian Treloar
MBBS MRCPsych FRCP MRCGP
Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Mrs Gillian Thornborough
RN RM M.Sc
Midwife

Dr Rosemary Tierney
MBChb D.Obst 
GP

Dr Louise Vaughan
MRCGP DRCOG
General Practitioner

Rachael Walker
RMN
Mental Health Practitioner CAMHS

Dr Roxana Walker
BM BS MRCGP DRCOG
General Practitioner

Dr Sara Williams
MB BChir MRCP FRCr
Consultant Radiologist

Samuel Willis
Medical Student

Dr Helen Winterton
MBBS MRCP DRCOG MRCGP
General Practitioner


Anne-Marie Wright
Diploma in Higher Education Nursing, Bsc clinical nursing
Registered Nurse


Ms Maria Walker
NHS BSc(Hons)
RNLD

Mrs Sarah Wallcook 
Msc OT
Occupational Therapist 

Ms Cheryl Walsh
RCSLT
Speech & Language Therapist

Mrs Sarah Wason
BSc (Homs) Nursing Studies 
Practice Nurse

Dr Kate Webb 
MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist

Ms Jo Welch
RNLD
Nurse

Dr John Wenham
MRCGP FRACGP DRCOG DCH
GP

Mrs Bernadette Wild
RGN
Retired Nursing Sister & Parent

Dr J Margaret Woodhouse 
OBE PhD BSc FSMC
Special needs optometrist

Dr Chris Woolley 
RCPCH
Consultant Community Paediatrician

Mrs Rachel Wray
NMC. RN BSc hons PGCE
Nurse & Mum 

Mr Ross Wyatt
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD)

Dr D Zachariah
Birmingham 
Cardiology

Dr Frances Aldridge

MB ChB  Dip Pall Med

Retired Hospice doctor


Dr Jenny Asquith

BDS MFDS M clin Dent M Orth FDS Orth

Consultant Orthodontist


Dr Catharine Benson

MBBChir, MRCS, LRCP, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP

GP


Dr Mariea Brady

Oxford University

Medical Student


Mrs Jayne Carpenter

MPharm

Pharmacist


Miss Rachel Carson

Bsc(Hons) MCOptom

Optometrist


Mrs Sally Carson

RGN SCM

Nurse


Mr Chris Chislett

GTC Assistant Head Teacher


Miss Rosie Corr

BsC Occupational Therapy 

Occupational Therapist


Ms Anne-marie Daniell 

Diploma in Nursery Nursing 

Respite Carer and Mum


Mids Lee-Ann Davies 

Bsc midwifery 

Midwife 


Dr Richard Day 

MBChB 

Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Pablo Fernandez 

LMS, FFPM 

Pharmaceutical Physician


Mrs Victoria Garratt 

RGN HV 

Health Visitor


Dr Lorraine Graham 

MRCP London College

Hospital Consultant 


Mr Gilbert Grierson

Registered Nurse (retired)


Dr Robert Hardie 

OFS, MB, BS, FRCS 

Retired GP Surgeon


Miss Kelly Hayes 

HCPC BSc (Hons) 

Paramedic


Dr Philip Haynes 

MB.BS GP


Dr rebekah holmes 

MRCGP GP


Dr Adrian Houghton 

MRCGP 

Retired GP


Dr Sally Jones 

MBChB MRCP 

Consultant respiratory physician 


Dr Chidimma Kanu MB BS, BSc. 

MRCOG Obstetrics & Gynaecology 

Registrar


Dr Wendy Leedham 

MB CHB GP


Dr. Pamela Leighton 

PhD (University College London) 

Epidemiologist


Dr Karene Lim 

MB BCh BMedSci DCH MRCPCH FRCR 

Consultant Radiologist


Dr. Kevin McStay 

M.B.,B.S 

General Practitioner


Dr David Moore 

BMedSci(Hons) MBChB MRCP MRCGP DRCOG 

General Practitioner


Mr Rod Morris 

BAhons, PGCE, MA Autism 

Qualified teacher


Dr David Neasham 

Oh.D, MSc, DLSHTM, HonMFPH 


DR OMOWONUOLA NWISI 

Royal College of Psychiatrists 

Specialty Doctor


Dr Joanna O'Dair 

RCGP 

GP


Miss Kerry Patterson 

Medical student at Queen's University, 

Belfast medical student


Ms. Hayrunisa Pelge 

BSc. (Hons.) and MSc. PhD Candidate in Education


Dr Cynthia Phillips 

MB.CHB 

Retired GP


Dr Rachel Pinniger 

FRCP, MPHC, DRCOG, DCH, DTM&H, MB, ChB 

Retired Paediatrician


Dr Andrew Pople 

MBBS 

GP


Dr Tim Ramsbottom 

MA BM BCh DCH DRCOG 

GP


Mrs Angela Reynolds 

NMC 

Clinical Nurse Lead


Dr Katherine Rose 

MBChB MRCGP 

GP


Miss Helen Ross 

BSc (Home) 

Final year medical student


Mrs Claire Rule 

Nursing and Midwifery Council 

RN Community Specialist Practitioner 


Dr Ben Solanki 

MBBCh (Cardiff) 

Gap year post F2.


Mrs Diane Thomas 

SRN; SRM 

(Rtd) 


Dr Sara Timms 

MBBS 

F2 doctor


Mrs Susanne Townhill 

RGN Neurosurgical Staff

Nurse


Dr Daniel Toye 

MBChB MRCGP 

GP


Abi Varley 

BSc (Hons) 

Speech therapist


Dr Mary Walsh 

MB.BCh DRCOG DCH 

GP


Dr Gillian Warren 

MBChBj 

FY2


Mrs Janel Wisa 

NMC Endometriosis and Infertility Nurse Specialist


Dr Peter Armon

MB BS FRCOG Retired


Prof Anthony Bell

MD FRCS

Emeritus Professor, University of London


Dr Richard Bramble

MB BChir MRCGP DRCOG DCH DTM+H

GP


Mrs Susan Burr

RGN,RM,Diploma in Health Visiting

Practice Nurse and mother


Dr Gillian Campbell 

MBChB MRCPCH

Paediatrician 


Dr Edwin Coulter

DRCOG MRCGP

GP


Dr David Creed 

MBChB, MRCGP

GP


Dr Emma Criddle

MBBS, AiT of RCGP

GP Trainee


Dr Robyn Crosby

NHS Foundation Trust 

Psychiatrist 


Dr Eirwen Davies

Retired MBBCH

Clinical assistant, Intellectual Disabililities


Dr Mark Dornan

MRCGP MBBS

GP and Newcastle Gateshead CCG chair


Dr Laura Flaherty

MBChB MRCPsych

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Dr Edward Foster

GMC, MBBCh

F1


Dr Raymond Givan

MRCGP

GP


Miss Rachael Harbinson

Greenwich University

Speech and language therapy student 


Dr Anne Harrison

MBChB FRCP

Consultant Physician


Dr Rachel Hillier Fawcett

MB BS

Retired GP


Dr Jessica Hudson

MBBS

Specialist trainee paediatrics


Dr Sarah Janes

MD FRCP FRCPath

Consultant Haematologist


Dr Ruth Johnston

MB, BCH, BAO, MRCP, FRCR

Consultant in Clinical Oncology


Dr Elizabeth Kaonga

MBChB, FRCS (Ed) Ophth, MRCOphth

Retired Assoc. Specialist Ophthalmology


Dr Peter Kiehlmann

MBChB FRCGP DCCH DRCOG FPCert

GP


Dr Peter Knight

MRCPCH

Paediatrician


Dr Hetty Lalleman

(MA, PhD) MA, PhD (Coventry University)

Senior Research Fellow


Mr Alastair Lamb

FRCS(Urol) PhD MBChB

Urology Fellow


Dr David Mann OBE

MA MB BChir DA DObstRCOG

Retired Missionary Doctor


Dr Daniel Ng

Mbchb 

Paediatrics trainee


Dr Peter Oates

MRCGP

GP


Miss Jacqui Parker

BSc Hons Physiotherapy, CSP

Paediatric Physiotherapist 


Dr Sarah Popplewell

Mbchb

GP Registrar


Ms Susan Porter

MBBS. FRCOphth

Retired Ophthalmologist


Dr Cairine Probert

MBChB FRCR

Consultant Radiologist


Dr Robert Proudlove

MB ChB, DRCOG GP (retired)


Mr Robert Radcliffe

BMBS MRCS

Urology Trainee


Emeritus Professor Gerald Richards

MD PhD FRCPGlas

Retired Professor of Public Health 


Dr Esther  Rutledge 

Queen's University Belfast MB BCh BAO

GP (retired)


Dr Louise Sands

MB Bch MRCGP

GP


Dr Stephen Selby

MRCGP

GP


Dr Helen Shawyer

MBChB MRCGP MSc

GP


Dr Maggy Spence

MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP

GP


Mr Simon Stock

FRCS (Eng.) FRCS (Edin)

Volunteer Consultant Surgeon


Dr Walter Stockdale

MB, Ch.B, D.Obst.RCOG

Retired GP


Dr Richard Taylor

MBBS DCH MRCGP

Retired GP, Disability Analyst & grandfather


Miss Stephanie Whitehead

University of Bristol

Medical Student


Dr Dorothy Wood

MB ChB, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP

Retired GP