Introduction from Janet Driver, Regional Chief Midwife

Introduction from Janet Driver, Regional Chief Midwife, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Midlands region

I’ve always felt that being a midwife is an absolute privilege; maternity is such a personal area of healthcare and as midwives we are able to support and provide care to women and families at such a special time in their lives.

I am delighted that we are able to showcase some of the most incredible work that our midwives carry out across our region and am so incredibly proud of the work you are doing to support families and babies. Whilst the Covid pandemic has been incredibly challenging for us as professionals, it has been heartening to see how midwives in our region have adapted to the pace and the challenge and have embraced new ways of working whilst still delivering care to patients and making sure they remain at the very heart of what we do.

From a personal perspective, I would also like to pay tribute to those of our colleagues and friends we have lost, it has been devastating and my sympathies are with their families and loved ones always.

And finally I would like to say thank you to you all for all your hard work, determination, compassion and willingness to go above and beyond for patients and for all of those around you. Thank you.

Watch Janet Driver’s video introduction below.