Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead
West of England AHSN
Ann is a midwife and Clinical Lead for maternal and neonatal care at the West of England Academic Health Science Network and leads on the national Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme within the Patient Safety Collaborative. Ann is also midwifery lead for the PERIPrem care bundle which aims to optimise care for the pre term infant and is currently being implemented across the South West.
From 2015 to 2018 Ann was Patient Safety Programme Director during which time the team won national awards for adoption and spread of the National Early Warning Score, the ED Safety checklist and Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Pre Term infants (PReCePT).
Until June 2020 Ann was Clinical Director for the Maternity and Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinical Network in the South West of England; working with and supporting maternity and neonatal services and Local Maternity Systems to meet the recommendations of Better Births and the national Maternity Transformation programme.
Ann previously worked for a number of years in Bristol as a Clinical Director and Director of Midwifery in NHS Trusts, providing care to mothers and babies.
“I love working here because we bring people together from a wide number of organisations and settings who care passionately about how to improve health and life outcomes and experience for people of all ages. Everyone I meet has their own unique talent and I feel very lucky to be able to learn from them every day.”
Read blog posts by Ann
5 May 2020: ‘Midwives rise to the challenge in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’
20 December 2018: ‘Call the midwife: an AHSN special’
1 April 2016: “I’ve lost Wales!”