OBE for RCM Director in New Year Honours

By OBE for RCM Director in New Year Honours on 28 December 2019 Midwives NHS RCM

On the eve of International Year of the Midwife there is good news for the RCM’s Executive Directive for Professional Leadership Birte Harlev-Lam. Birte has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours for services to maternity and children’s care.

Commenting on her OBE, Birte said:

“I am overwhelmed but also proud to have been recognised in this way. This honour also belongs to all my colleagues over the years who have supported and worked alongside me. It also belongs to all the women, babies and families that it has been my pleasure to support and care for over the years.”

Birte has been a midwife for over 34 years working across a range of areas within midwifery. She previously worked at NHS Improvement as the Clinical Director for Maternity and Children’s Services.




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Notes to editors

The international Year of the Midwife was announced by the World Health Organization in May 2019 https://www.who.int/campaigns/year-of-the-nurse-and-the-midwife-2020

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.