Midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs) from one of our partner NHS Health Boards are celebrating after being declared the Royal College of Midwife’s Midwifery Service of the Year at the Royal College Midwives (RCM’s) Annual Midwifery Awards 2018 in London on the March 6th.
Members of NHS Lanarkshire maternity team collected their prestigious award at a special awards ceremony Good Morning Britain’s news anchor Charlotte Hawkins presented the winning midwives and MSWs with a special trophy.
The Kellogg’s All-Bran Award for Midwifery Service of the Year recognises excellence in significant improvements and innovation in the provision of maternity care. The judges consider in this category maternity services that show a real commitment to improving team work within multi-disciplinary teams. Gill Walton Chief Executive and General Secretary at the RCM said;
“I wish to congratulate each and every member of the midwifery team at NHS Lanarkshire for all the great work they’ve done to improve the care that they deliver. NHS Lanarkshire is an excellent example of a service that has been consistently seeking to improve the maternity service it delivers and they have an engaged, enthusiastic and empowered team of midwives supporting and wider multi disciplinary team implementing those improvements which are resulting in high quality care for women and their babies.”
The judging panel commented;
“NHS Lanarkshire stood out to us as an example of a maternity team that have the last 2 years, responded to service user feedback. This has meant a very significant change and improvement in physical ward environments and working patterns for staff. It is a credit to the midwifery team that while these changes were underway the high quality service to women and families has continued and quality improvement work has continued rather than stalling.”
Neena Mahal, Chair of NHS Lanarkshire offered
“Huge congratulations go out to our maternity services staff. This is a tremendous accolade for our staff, recognising their commitment to multi-disciplinary team working and how this impacts positively on the outcomes for women, newborns and their families. This award also shows how much innovation is going on in our maternity services and the great effort by our hard-working midwives, maternity support workers and the wider maternity team to provide the safest and best possible person-centred care.”
More information on the RCM’s Annual Midwifery Awards is available to view here: https://www.rcmawards.com/