RCM's influencing and lobbying work

In this episode, Gemma meets a selection of this year's RCM Award winners. Hear them tell their inspirational personal and professional stories and how their work and programmes have made a difference to women and their maternity colleagues.

The winner of the NMC's Excellence in Perinatal Mental Health Award from North Middlesex University Hospital Trust, Fiona Laird shares how she and Melissa Jhagroo set up an award-winning service to support women from a diverse range of backgrounds with their mental health during and after pregnancy.

Also, two midwives from Northampton who won the RCM's Race Matters Award Fatima Ghaouch and Sam Sibanda discuss how they have provided additional support to Black, Asian and minority ethnic women during the pandemic and successfully changed pregnancy outcomes. They've also worked hard to tackle racial inequalities in their workplace and share their own personal experiences of racism.

Gemma also meets the RCM's Waterwipes Maternity Support Worker of Year award winner Candice Noonan from Oxford who's specialises in bereavement support at John Radcliffe Hospital.

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uploaded: 01 December 2021