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Carol Adcock, Midwife

"I'm so proud to make a difference" - Midwife Carol reflects on her 47-year career for NHS 75

A midwife who has spent 47 years working in the NHS says she would "do it all over again" if she had the chance, as she reflected on her career as we mark the NHS' 75th anniversary.

Carol Adcock, 65, currently works as a midwife in Fetal Medicine at Royal Derby Hospital, and has known from an early age that she wanted to work in healthcare in some way:

internationally recruited midwives at UHDB

"It's a dream come true" - our Internationally Educated Midwives reflect on their journey to UHDB for NHS 75

As our NHS reaches its historic 75th birthday, we want to recognise the vital role that international recruitment has played in shaping the NHS into what it is today - and how it affects our future. 

Here at UHDB, internationally-recruited colleagues across our organisation play a vital role in delivering exceptional patient care. We are hugely privileged that talented people from across have colleagues from over 100 different countries, recently captured in our One World, One #TeamUHDB flag that was hoisted at our Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) site earlier this year >

We caught up with some of our most recent internationally-recruited midwives for NHS 75 - to hear about their journey to UHDB and their motivation for providing maternity care for our communities.

Meet your local midwives as part of International Day of the Midwife 2023 

Today is International Day of the Midwife 2023, a day for us at UHDB and across the world to honour, recognise and pay tribute to the remarkable work done by midwives all over the world. Midwives play an invaluable role in supporting women and babies throughout pregnancy and during childbirth.

Many people choose to become a midwife for a number of different reasons, and as part of our celebrations today, we've spoken with three UHDB midwives at different stages in their careers for them to explain 'Why I Became a Midwife' and what motivates them put on their uniform every single day to care for women and babies across Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Perinatal mental health team

UHDB's Perinatal Mental Health team is a lifeline for pregnant women

To mark Parent Mental Health Day (Friday, 27 January) we are shining a light on UHDB's Perinatal Mental Health Team.

Just over a year old, this unique service was first run by Corinne Ward, Lead Midwife and Dr Rebecca Robinson, Consultant Obstetrician and Lead for Perinatal Mental Health, but has now developed into a bigger team made up of four midwives and two consultants.

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