The Duchess of Cambridge has just been named Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Patron of the Nursing Now campaign. In her capacity as patron, she visited both organisations to acknowledge the hard work of industry professionals and learn more about global health.
At RCOG the Duchess learnt about the College’s training programmes for gynaecologists and doctors specialising in obstetrics. The RCOG was founded in 1929 and promotes women’s healthcare and educates doctors.
Kate participated in a discussion about women’s mental and physical health, where she spoke about challenging conventional ideas around women’s health. To mark her new patronage, President of RCOG Professor Lesley Regan presented Kate with a certificate.
Next, the Duchess visited Guy’s and St Thomas’ to launch the Nursing Now 2020 campaign. A global initiative, Nursing Now seeks to promote the profile of nurses around the world and ensure them with a larger role in health policy decision making.
The Duchess met specialised nurses who care for children requiring breathing assistance in the Snow Leopard war of Evelina Children’s Hospital London. She then made a speech congratulating the nurses on their work. “I would like to congratulate and thank all nurses everywhere on what you achieve on a daily basis”, the Duchess said. “The difference you make should not go unrecognised.”
Watch Kate make a speech to mark the launch of Nursing Now in the video below.
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