Independent review of maternity services at
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Penny Law (until June 2021)

Dr Penelope Law, also known as Dr Penny to her colleagues and patients, is qualified both as a nurse and a doctor from The Royal London Hospital and has studied social policy at Bedford College, University of London. She is a member of the Scientific Committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 

Dr Penny has 20 years’ experience teaching and practicing Obstetrics and Gynaecology in central London. She is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. 

Dr Penny’s gynaecological interests include non-invasive treatments for uterine fibroids and endometrial disorders. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St. Mary’s Paddington where she carried out her research into fibroids. Dr Penny’s research into both obesity in pregnancy, and non-invasive procedures for the treatment of fibroids is recognized globally as the preferable alternative to surgery. In her NHS practice she runs a specialist obesity clinic and is passionate about helping women manage their weight in pregnancy and after they have given birth. 

Dr Penny sees patients with peri-menopausal concerns, problem periods and queries regarding optimal contraception. She believes that the choice of delivery and care is different for every mother and in order to make those choices, women need up to date and accurate information. 

She was commissioned to write the accompanying book ‘Expecting a baby. One Born Every Minute’ to accompany the Channel 4 series. She writes regularly in the media most recently as a Huffington Post author. 

She has been a member of the Scientific Committee at the RCOG and is currently reviewing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality with a team at NHS England. 

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