Alison named as one of final five in country shortlisted for RCM Award
A student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of only five students in the country to be nominated for a Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Award 2018.
Third year BSc (Hons) Midwifery student Alison Brindle has been shortlisted for the Pregnacare Award for Student Midwife of the Year, which recognises a student who makes an outstanding contribution to their future profession and acts as an advocate and role model for their fellow students.
39-year-old Alison from Horwich has been shortlisted for her work as Chair of the UCLan Midwifery Society, which saw her organise monthly study days and three large scale midwifery conferences.
Her various social media campaigns such as #ZeroSeparation and #TheatreCapChallenge are currently changing practice within NHS trusts today.
The final year student, 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.”
As ever, the calibre of the entries is very high, making the shortlisting and final judging process a rewarding challenge in its own right.
The awards are a unique celebration of the profession’s best and brightest talent and the panel of expert judges applauded all entrants on their hard work, innovation and dedication to pushing the boundaries of excellence across the profession.
Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, 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.”
The winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at The Brewery in London on Tuesday 6 March 2018. Prizes will also be given out across 12 different categories, celebrating excellency in the midwifery profession.
Pregnacare added: “We are proud to sponsor the Student Midwife of the Year Award, which recognises and celebrates the dedication, initiative and leadership demonstrated by student midwives.
“As ever, the calibre of the entries is very high, making the shortlisting and final judging process a rewarding challenge in its own right.”