Damehood for consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist amongst New Year’s honours for Trust staff

Professor Lesley Regan, head of obstetrics and gynaecology for Imperial College London at St Mary’s Hospital and the first female president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 64 years, has been awarded a damehood in the New Year’s Honours list for services to women’s healthcare.

Professor Regan has been at the Trust since 1990 and is internationally renowned for her work to transform care for women experiencing recurrent miscarriages. Professor Regan has also led the development of non-invasive treatments for uterine fibroids that allow for the preservation of fertility. She served as the president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists between 2016-2019, standing down earlier this month.

Commenting on the honour, chief executive Professor Tim Orchard said: “I would like to congratulate Professor Regan for this very well deserved honour. Lesley’s service and devotion to her patients, staff and students have been a source of great pride to the Trust, and she is an exceptional role model for women in medicine. The honour caps off a fantastic year for women’s services at Imperial College Healthcare with both our maternity services being rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.”

We are also pleased to announce that Dr Ben Maruthappu, associate non-executive director at the Trust and co-founder and chief executive officer at Cera, has been awarded an MBE for services to health and social care technology. Tim said: “I’m delighted that Ben’s work to bring technological advances to the healthcare sector has been recognised in this way and look forward to working with him as we drive forward our own digital agenda to enable improvements to patient care.”