Sir Marcus Setchell KCVO, FRCS, FRCOG

After training at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, Sir Marcus Setchell specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaeocology.

In 1975 he became the Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and also at Homerton Hospital following its opening in 1986, holding both positions until 2000. He was a consultant at the Whittington Hospital (2000–2008); King Edward VII Hospital for Officers; Director of the Fertility Unit at the Portland Hospital (1987–94); Medical Director of the Homerton Hospital (1994–1997). His last position before retirement from the National Health Service (NHS) in 2008 was as consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Whittington Hospital, London.

Marcus was a council member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 1994 to 2000, a council Member of King Edward VII Hospital, and a trustee of the charity Wellbeing of Women. He was made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2005.

Having replaced Sir George Pinker in 1990, Marcus served as Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Queen Elizabeth II until 2013. Setchell delivered Lady Louise Windsor at Frimley Park Hospital, the first royal child to be delivered at an NHS hospital, and Viscount Severn. He also cared for their mother, the Countess of Wessex, after her ectopic pregnancy in 2001 and assisted with the Duchess of Cornwall’s hysterectomy. In December 2012, he attended Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in her pregnancy. He delivered her son, Prince George of Cambridge, in July 2013 at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2014 New Year Honours.

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of women with severe birth injury said it impacted on their relationship with their child


were affected by traumatic memories of the birth


stated they were embarrassed by the symptoms of their injury


of women affected said they doubted their ability to mother


suffered postnatal depression as a result of their injury


of women affected regretted having a child because of the injuries sustained