About Us

GPCPC is a network of UK General Practitioners (GPs), who have volunteered their time to work collaboratively on quality improvement in the field of perinatal care in primary care.

We consider that better perinatal care will reduce healthcare inequalities, improve women’s health in the shorter and longer term and reduce adverse childhood outcomes and experiences.


Dr Clare MacDonald


Dr Macdonald is a GP in Leicester and a PhD student at University of Birmingham, researching the GP 6-8 week maternal postnatal check and how it can be improved. She is interested in infant feeding and postnatal care.

Dr Judy Shakespeare

Deputy Chair

Dr Shakespeare is a retired GP. She is passionate about postnatal care and perinatal mental health.

Dr Rehana Meeajan

Membership Secretary

Dr Meeajan is a GP in London and a PhD student at University College London, researching biosocial aspects of perinatal health inequalities. She has interests in infant feeding, allergy and medical education.

Dr Kathy Smith


Dr Smith is a GP based in Cheshire. Her portfolio of work encompasses clinical assurance, medical education, patient safety and, as a previous milk donor, she has an interest in human milk donation.

Dr Sarah Hillman


Dr Hillman is a GP in Warwickshire, Associate Professor in Primary Care Warwick and co-lead of the Women’s Health Special Interest Group for the Society of Academic Primary Care. She is passionate about perinatal care in primary care.

Dr Louise Santhanam


Dr Santhanam is a GP in London with an interest in perinatal mental health and infant feeding. She has co-developed educational resources and guidance on perinatal topics for GPs and has previously worked on enhancing local perinatal services.

Dr Anu


Dr Jacob is a GP in London. She is passionate about representing primary care as part of a holistic perinatal approach. She is Maternity Clinical Lead for SWL ICS and co-hosts the London maternal postnatal check webinar series.

Dr Victoria Silverwood


Dr Silverwood is a GP in Macclesfield, Cheshire and a PhD student at Keele Medical School. Her thesis is based around interventions for perinatal anxiety. She is passionate about providing high quality perinatal care that is tailored to individual women.

Dr Becky MacGregor

First 5 Representative

Dr MacGregor is a newly qualified GP working in Warwickshire and a NIHR Doctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick.

GPCPC Committee September 2023

With thanks to past GPCPC Committee Members: Dr Julia Darko, Dr Suresha De Almeida

Orginally Created: February 14, 2022
Updated on: February 2, 2024