A midwife at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has fought off the competition to win a national award at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards.
The awards, which were hosted by the One Show Presenter Alex Jones, are designed to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in midwifery across the UK.
Mair Davies, Lead Professional Midwifery Advocate and Midwife at the RD&E, was nominated for the Supervisor/Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) Award. This award recognizes a supervisor/PMA who demonstrates exceptional advocacy for midwives and promotes a high standard of midwifery practice.
Mair said: “It was really fantastic to just be nominated for this prestigious national award, but then to go on and win has been truly amazing! I am proud to work with a team of passionate Midwives who every day go above and beyond to support families in our care and it is a real privilege to be able to support them in doing so.”
Jo Bassett, Deputy Head of Midwifery and Gynaecology at the RD&E, said: “Mair is exceptionally passionate about making a difference to the staff she works with in order to achieve a positive impact on wellbeing. She is well versed at ensuring collaboration so that staff are able to work productively but also enables them to have a sense of feeling supported. She is a positive ambassador for midwifery who will look for the good in all situations and is well deserving of the RCM award for ‘PMA of the year’.”