Midwife of 30 years and lecturer at King’s College London receives chief midwifery officer’s gold award

A midwife from Guy’s and St Thomas’ has become one of the first people in England to receive the chief midwifery officer’s gold award.

Mary Sheridan, pictured, has worked there for 30 years as a midwife and has been a lecturer at King’s College London for 18 years.

She was recognised for her outstanding contribution to both clinical practice and research.

The chief midwifery officer silver and gold awards recognise and celebrate midwives who go above and beyond their roles providing excellent care, leadership and inspiration every day to their colleagues, women and families regardless of their position or band.

Since 2011, Mary has been the lead midwife for the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme at St Thomas’ Hospital, which screens babies within 72 hours of birth for conditions relating to their heart, hips, eyes and testes.

She worked with Public Health England to introduce the NIPE Smart System, which was piloted at St Thomas’ Hospital and then rolled out nationally.

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