A team of midwifery lecturers at a city university have been recognised after being nominated for two national awards.
The academics from Robert Gordon University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery have been shortlisted for Midwifery Team of the Year at the Scottish Maternity and Midwifery Festival.
They are also one of five teams across the UK to be shortlisted for the Excellence in Midwifery Education Award by the Royal College of Midwives, to be announced in March.
Both award nominations are in recognition of RGU’s Midwifery Insight Afternoon.
Fiona Gibb, senior midwifery lecturer and lead midwife for education at RGU, said: “It is extremely gratifying for everyone in the team to be nominated for these prestigious awards and, regardless of whether we go on to win or not, it shows that our work promoting midwifery and developing the future of the profession is having a real impact.
“We have benefited from working in partnership with our clinical colleagues, student midwives and women who use maternity services to address the growing need for skilled midwives across the country, and the Insight Afternoon was just one example of this.
“Midwifery is an ideal and rewarding profession for so many people, and we look forward to engaging with more school leavers and individuals looking to change their career, as we help them fulfil their potential.”
The event, which represents excellent inter-professional working and innovative use of staff, processes and technologies, will take place on November 28 in Edinburgh.