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BSc (Hons) Midwifery, Examination of the Newborn, Mentorship
I qualified as a midwife from the University of Salford in 2009 and initially worked as a community and hospital based midwife in Salford and Manchester.
I currently work as a core midwife on Maternity Triage for Manchester University Foundation Trust. I have an excellent clinical skill set in intrapartum care, with a particular interest in low risk labour care and water birth including intermittent auscultation. I also work regularly on the consultant led unit caring for high risk patients.
During my career I have developed advanced skills in high dependency care, foetal heart monitoring, theatre, epidural care, newborn life support, newborn infant physical examination, advanced perineal repair, Birmingham Symptom Specific Obstetric Triage System (BSOTS) and IV cannulation/phlebotomy/drugs.
I have devised and delivered training on obstetric emergencies in the community, water birth and labour care in a midwifery led unit. I also have extensive experience of perineal assessment and repair and have delivered training to newly qualified midwives in this skill.
I lead improvements in clinical practice and education through sharing learning from serious incidents and reporting systems. I have experience of devising, conducting and presenting audits. In addition, I have been instrumental in the development and delivery of pathways for women who are considering their options following a caesarean birth and was a co-founder of the home birth steering group.
Prior to becoming core staff on Maternity Triage, I worked as a community midwife for the Trust for 4 years and as a core midwife on the Birth Centre for 4 years. This involved ante-natal, intrapartum (including home births and water births) and post-natal care. As a community midwife I was the main care provider for women from booking the pregnancy to discharge at 28 days post natal.
Recently, I have undertaken medico-legal training on the NHSR Early Notification Scheme and I am in a position to assist with casework of this nature.
I accept instructions from both claimant and defendant solicitors and insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.