Chief Midwifery Officer for Scotland appointed

on 15 November 2021

A new Chief Midwifery Officer for Scotland has been appointed. Justine Craig has been appointed and will succeed Professor Ann Holmes in January 2022.

Justine is currently the Director for Midwifery at NHS Lothian, and before that was the Associate Director of Nursing and Midwifery at NHS Tayside.

She is also a council member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Scotland. She will step down from this role at the end of this year.

NMC Chair, Sir David Warren, said: “On behalf of the [NMC] council, I’d like to congratulate Justine on her appointment as chief midwifery officer for Scotland.

“Justine has made an invaluable contribution to the NMC, making sure that we’ve heard the voice of midwifery on the council.”

Executive Director for External Relations at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Jon Skewes, said: “The RCM knows Justine Craig well and we are delighted to hear of her appointment. We look forward to working with her to support efforts to deliver the safest and best possible care for women, babies and their families in Scotland, and also to support midwives, maternity support workers and the wider maternity workforce to do that.”

The news of Justine’s role as Chief of Midwifery for Scotland, comes shortly after the RCM announced the appointment of their Director for Scotland Jaki Lambert.

“I am sure Jaki will also welcome this announcement and will look forward to working collaboratively and constructively with Justine for the benefit of women and maternity staff,” Jon added.

Source: Nursing Times