Pennine midwife wins top UK award

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Pennine midwife wins top UK award
15 March 2016

A MIDWIFE from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust who works on the postnatal ward at North Manchester General Hospital has won one of the UK’s top midwifery prizes.

Jenny Brown has jointly won the RCM Members’ Champion Award at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Awards.

As an RCM steward Jenny has been recognised for demonstrating a positive and professional attitude and in promoting the benefits of RCM membership.

Jenny has organised many study days for members, all of which contribute to better care for mothers and babies at the Trust.

Jenny was presented with her award at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards at a ceremony in The Brewery, London on the 8th March 2016.  The ceremony was hosted by journalist and broadcaster Kate Silverton.

Jenny Brown, Midwife at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:

“I’m overwhelmed to receive the award and would like to thank my regional officer for all her help and support as well as the nomination.”

Helen Howard, Interim Divisional Director of Midwifery at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:

“I am delighted for Jenny who has worked hard in her role as RCM representative. A close working relationship with the RCM is crucial for effective working as a maternity service and I look forward to that continuing going forward. Jenny should be very proud of her achievement.”

Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, said:

“This award celebrates the work of our workplace representatives and their value to the workplace and our members. In Jenny we have a wonderful example of this. She never hesitates to find time for the RCM and our members. She is truly an asset to her Trust, the profession and the RCM.

“Her commitment and enthusiasm are appreciated by the RCM, and I know, by their colleagues who have benefited from it. I congratulate her heartily.”

Pictured left to right: Stephen Cavalier, Chief Executive of Thompson Solicitors the award sponsors, Jenny Brown, Midwife at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Cathy Warwick RCM Chief Executive and Kate Silverton Broadcaster and event host.

Pics are credited to RCM/Carmen Valino


Notes to editors

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at

Thompsons’ Members’ Champion Award- Sponsored by the RCM’s trade union lawyers Thompsons Solicitors, this recognises and rewards an RCM workplace representative (steward, health & safety representative or union learning representative) or RCM branch officer, nominated by RCM members.