Previous life

Until Spring of 2017 I was a practising midwife with 30-odd years experience in the UK and overseas. My professional passions were (and still are) maternity care in low-resource countries, engagement with women and other service users, and error mitigation and inter-professional teams.

I blogged intermittently as Grumpy Midwife; “random personal musings on NHS maternity care”. This blog is now dormant but if you are interested you will find it at