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 Dawn Adamson, Consultant Cardiologist
- Treasurer - Dr Kate English, 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 Anna Herrey, Consultant Cardiologist
- Ms Rebecca Jarman, Midwife
- Dr Lucy Hudsmith, Consultant Cardiologist
- Dr Victoria North, Consultant Cardiologist
- Mrs Ferha Saeed, Consultant Obstetrician
- Dr Cathy Head, Past President
- Dr Chris Acott, Trainee representative
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.
You can also take up discounted British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) membership as a UKMCS member. You must have an active subscription with UKMCS before applying for Affiliate membership. As part of the application process you will be required to provide proof of your current affiliate membership (Membership number/ID).
Affiliate Membership costs £55 p/a - BCS Membership benefits can be found here.
UKMCS Annual Conference 2023 - Tuesday 21st November 2023
Join us in person in Birmingham Tuesday 21st November – 9-5pm at The Studio Birmingham, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP.
Guidelines for the management of heart disease in pregnancy
- European Society for Cardiology 2018 Management of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
- NICE Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies
- Cardiovascular Considerations in Caring for Pregnant Patients: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
- Management of Pregnancy in Patients With Complex Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association
- Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of peripartum cardiomyopathy: A position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Study Group on peripartum cardiomyopathy