UK Maternal Cardiology Society (UKMCS)
The UKMCS is a professional body set up to advance the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease in pregnancy through awareness, education and research, and thereby to support the delivery of high quality, safe and equitable maternal cardiology care nationally and internationally.
The UKMCS is an affiliated society of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). The society is multidisciplinary and membership is open to all healthcare professionals actively involved in the care of women with cardiac disease in pregnancy or research in this field. We have members from obstetrics, midwifery, cardiology, obstetric medicine, anaesthetics and nursing. If you are not already a member please consider becoming one and encourage any interested colleagues too.
- President - Dr Cathy Head, Consultant Cardiologist
- Treasurer - Dr Dawn Adamson, Consultant Cardiologist
- Secretary - Dr Jo Trinder, Consultant Obstetrician
- Dr Anita Banerjee, Consultant Obstetric Physician
- Dr Catriona Bhagra, Consultant Cardiologist
- Dr Kailash Bhatia, Consultant Anaesthetist
- Dr Matthew Cauldwell, Consultant Obstetrician
- Dr Jennifer Donnelly, Consultant Obstetrician
- Dr Kate English, Consultant Cardiologist
- Dr Anna Herrey, Consultant Cardiologist
- Dr Kenneth Hodson, Consultant Obstetrician
- Dr Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Consultant Obstetric Physician
- Dr Rachael James, Consultant Cardiologist
- Prof Mark Johnson, Consultant Obstetrician
- Mrs Maggie Simpson, Senior Nurse Specialist
Membership of the UK Maternal Cardiology Society is divided into three categories:
Ordinary members are healthcare professionals actively involved in the care of women with cardiac disease in pregnancy or research in this field. Ordinary members may propose candidates for ordinary membership, attend all meetings, take part in voting and be eligible to stand for council. Applicants for ordinary membership should be proposed by an existing ordinary member and all applications will be considered by council.
Extraordinary members include those ordinary members who have retired from clinical practice and others, at the discretion of council, who do not satisfy criteria for ordinary membership. Extraordinary members may attend scientific meetings but shall not be eligible to attend the annual general meeting, vote, hold office or propose candidates for ordinary membership or council. Application for extraordinary membership shall be to the council via the secretary.
Associated membership include persons from organisations and charities involved in the support of women and families affected by cardiac disease in pregnancy, as well as those involved in scientific study. Associates may attend scientific meetings but shall not be eligible to attend the annual general meeting, vote, hold office or propose candidates for ordinary membership or council. Associate membership requires formal application to the council via the secretary, approval by a two thirds majority of council members, and is reviewed every two years.
UKMCS virtual educational meeting and AGM
Tuesday 23 November 2021
BCS Annual Conference
Monday 7 June 2021
Two virtual sessions as part of the BCS Annual Conference, taking place online.
- Heart Failure and Arrhythmia in pregnancy
- Valve disease in pregnancy