About Us

The UK Preconception Partnership was established in 2018 to articulate a vision and take forward an action plan to improve preconception health and care, translating the evidence presented in a Lancet Series on this topic and normalising the notion of preparing for pregnancy and parenthood.

The UK Preconception Partnership is a coalition of organisations and individuals with an interest and expertise in different aspects of preconception health in women and their partners. Organisations include the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, the Government Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Tommy's Charity and the Medical Women's Federation. Academics across multiple institutions in the UK have expertise in reproductive and sexual health, neonatal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, population health and epidemiology, nutritional sciences, behavioural sciences, and school education.

The Partnership was originally chaired by Professor Judith Stephenson (University College London) and Professor Mary Barker (University of Southampton). Since 2022, it has been chaired by Professor Judith Stephenson (UCL) and Professor Keith Godfrey (University of Southampton).

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