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George Eliot Hospital midwife shortlisted for prestigious National Award

Jane Pollock

Midwife, Jane Pollock has been shortlisted for this year’s Health Service Journal Rising Star award.

12 health care professionals from across the UK have been shortlisted for the individual quality of their work, supporting patients and their colleagues within the NHS.

Jane is being personally recognised for playing an instrumental role within the busy maternity unit to improve staff wellbeing.

She has already been recognised with an award from the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust for her work to encourage midwives to develop skills to care for their health and wellbeing and support patients. This award recently enabled the George Eliot Hospital to host a fantastic ‘Caring for the Carer’s' conference aimed at all staff working within maternity services.

Learning from the event is now being shared nationally which is a credit to Jane and her colleagues within the team.

Alison Talbot Head of Midwifery at George Eliot Hospital said: “Jane’s work has had a positive effect on the midwife team and in turn, the care they provide. Jane is an inspiration. Our staff focus groups are reporting that staff feel supported and I am looking forward to our staff survey results later this year which I’m confident will say the same.

“I am hugely proud of the work that Jane is doing, not only in our Trust but on the national stage with the Royal College of Midwives. 

“Jane has developed most of this in her own time and has dedicated many hours in addition to her normal working hours to move this forward. Our priority is patient care and Jane’s work is contributing to better outcomes for our patients.”

Director of Nursing Michelle Norton said: “All of our midwives are dedicated and deliver a high level of care and it is wonderful to see one of our team recognised in this shortlist of rising stars.”

Further information about George Eliot Hospital Maternity Services can be found here

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