Posts by Kate Brintworth

Photograph of Kate Brintworth, Chief Midwifery Officer for England

Kate Brintworth RM, BSc (Hons) MSc is the Chief Midwifery Officer for England and has worked strategically across many parts of the maternity system, including as Regional Chief Midwife for London, Head of Maternity Transformation at the Royal College of Midwives, and Head of Maternity Commissioning for East London.

In East London she led the delivery of the Sustainability and transformation partnership maternity plan, the East London ‘Better Birth’ pioneer programme and development of the local maternity system. As Regional Chief Midwife for London, Kate led the implementation of the successful Capital Midwife Ethnic Minority Midwives Fellowship to support band 6 and 7 midwives from global majority groups to move into leadership roles, with Kate and the Capital Midwife team subsequently receiving an equality, diversity and inclusion award at the Royal College of Midwives in May 2023.

Kate has also been part of national and regional maternity networks, including the London Local Supervising Authority, national expert reference groups for commissioning, postnatal and continuity of care, and research steering groups for complex programmes of research.

She has worked in multiple roles as a midwife including as a community midwife, labour ward co-ordinator and manager. Her special interests are reducing inequalities for both service users and staff, coproduction, system working, the reorganisation of services, tariff and women making complex care choices.