North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals, has welcomed Angela Johnson as the new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Midwife.
The EDI Midwife role is a new role within the Trust and is one of a small number to be implemented nationally. The role will support international recruitment and ensure local community views are represented to help develop and improve local maternity services for women, their partners and families.
Angela said: “I’m looking forward to working with Gill Harris, our Consultant Midwife, to further improving international recruitment of both nurses and midwives and Emily Witney-Fahey, our Professional Midwifery Advocate, for my EDI role. I am extremely proud to be able to welcome our new midwives to the Trust and support them as they embark on their new careers. Since December, we’ve recruited 19 midwives which has been a huge morale boost for our teams in Peterborough and Huntingdon.”
Angela added: “I will be working with our Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke Maternity Voices Partnership to ensure our ethnic minority communities are represented and their experiences and feedback is captured to help develop and improve our services, but also make sure that all women know how to access maternity services where they live.”
Angela joins the Trust, having worked at Kings College Hospital as a midwife, working in different areas from inpatients, the maternity helpline and various clinics, which has provided great experience and understanding of the challenges within the local community.
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