This Preston student midwife has helped change how NHS Trusts operate

Posted on - 24th December, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
Alison Brindle
Alison Brindle

A student in Preston is one of five in the UK up for a national award.


The Royal College of Midwives has seen Alison Brindle shortlisted to be Student Midwife of the Year.

39-year-old Alison has been shortlisted for her work as chair of the University of Central Lancashire Midwifery Society.

She has been recognised for making ‘an outstanding contribution to their future profession and acting as an advocate and role model for their fellow students’.

Alison said: “I am very proud to have been shortlisted. I believe that the field of entry was large for this award category so just to be in the final five is a massive achievement.

“I am passionate about what I do so to actually be recognised in this way is so exciting and I am really looking forward to the awards ceremony in March.”

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Social media campaigns #ZeroSeparation and #TheatreCapChallenge have led to changes in NHS practice at a number of Trusts.

Chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives Gill Walton said: “The standard of entries has been extremely high so to get this far is an outstanding achievement.

“It shows how much innovation is going on in our maternity services, and how hard midwives, maternity support workers and the wider maternity team are working to deliver the safest and best possible care.”

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The awards ceremony takes place in London on Tuesday 6 March.

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