Dawn is an experienced senior midwife working in Gloucestershire as the Clinical Lead for the LMNS, and lead for the Maternity Transformation Programme. In previous roles she has been Assistant Director of Maternity Services in both Gloucestershire NHSFT and North Bristol Trust, where she was also the Clinical Lead for the Midwifery Led Care & Birth Centres.
Dawn has always been interested in Quality Improvement, sharing ideas and innovations to improve services and developing skills within the workforce on QI methodology. In 2017/18 was Clinical Improvement Lead for SWMCN and in 2019/20 member of the South West Clinical Senate. She currently supports 9 workstreams including Perinatal Safety & Quality Workstream, and is chair of Gloucestershire LMNS Cultural Diversity Workstream and clinical lead for the implementation of midwifery continuity of carer across Gloucestershire.
She loves being able to work in a joined up way across systems and organisations to improve safety, experience and outcomes for women, babies and families and has used these opportunities in projects such as developing an integrated midwife/Health Visitor/GP Postnatal Pathway. She enjoys working with the West of England AHSN and the opportunities this brings to share and learn from each other to improve the safety and experience of maternity services and the early years for women and families.