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Pelvic Partnership wins Heather Trickey Essay Prize

We are winners of the 2022 Heather Trickey Essay Prize for our essays on pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP).

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Jointly with our Trustee, Angeline O’Connor, Sarah Fishburn and Jen Campbell are the joint winners of the 2022 Heather Trickey Essay Prize for our essays on the challenges facing women with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP). 

This is the second year of the Heather Trickey Essay Prize, an award in honour of Dr Heather Trickey who recently died after a long career working to improve health and care for women. The essay prize could address any topic in the field of women’s reproductive health.

We are proud and delighted to have been awarded this prize, which reflects the importance of the work that we do with PGP, and marks twenty years of hard work from our team to offer support and information to women with PGP and their families. We are so grateful for this opportunity to shine a light on PGP and work collaboratively with the judges and benefit from their expertise in women’s health and research, to find new ways to offer women with PGP the support and treatment they need to become pain-free as well as promoting further research into the treatment of PGP.
Sarah Fishburn, Chair of the Pelvic Partnership
After researching Heather’s life and recognising her commitment to women’s health issues, it is an honour to be recognised for our essays. In my essay I drew on my own experience and the experiences of hundreds of other women through my @pgpandme account, to give a voice to those who are too often overlooked.”
Angeline O'Connor, Trustee of the Pelvic Partnership

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the judges: Simon Brindle, Clare Murphy, Jess Figuras and Professor Julia Sanders. 
To read both essays, please click on the below links or read online at

Angeline O’Connor Heather Trickey Essay

Pelvic Partnership Heather Trickey Essay

Thank you for your support.  

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