Midwives gathered together at King’s College London to celebrate the achievements of midwives and students throughout the year.
The annual awards ceremony, held this year on September 28 2017 and hosted by the King’s College London Department of Midwifery, saw 22 midwives and allied health professionals being awarded certificates for their research and practice.
Chair of Trustees at the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust, Sheena Byrom OBE, said: “We are delighted to announce 22 worthy award winners this year – almost double the 12 winners we had last year.
“The quality of the projects was extremely high and it is always difficult to choose which ones will be funded. Topics funded this year included providing support to vulnerable women such as pregnant refugees and those with mental health problems.
“We congratulate the hugely impressive work of the award winners. It is a privilege to be able to support such dedicated midwives.”
During the evening, award-winners Laura Abbott, a midwife from the University of Hertfordshire, and student midwife Sarah Scarlett from University of the West of Scotland gave presentations on their specific areas of study.
Laura Abbott’s talk was about an ethnographic study which looked at the experiences of pregnant women in prisons, and Sarah Scarlett gave a presentation on how learning British Sign Language has helped her to provide midwifery care to deaf women.
The newly elected President of the Royal College of Midwives, Kathryn Gutteridge, was also in attendance and gave a talk on the importance of midwifery and what it means to be a midwife.
The full list of award-winners can be found here.
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