One of London’s most senior midwives has received a prestigious Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Fellowship. Nina Khazaezadeh is London’s Deputy Regional Chief Midwife and received the accolade at the RCM’s Education Conference in Coventry yesterday.
The RCM’s sought-after fellowship was awarded to Nina for her long and varied midwifery career. She has worked across many areas of midwifery in the community and on maternity units and was previously Head of Midwifery at Guy’s and St Thomas. She has also worked on developing national NICE maternity guidelines covering areas including postnatal care.
Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, said: “Nina’s enthusiasm for her work to improve care for women and babies is obvious and apparent in her many achievements. She is a senior midwife held in high regard in London and across the UK, and we could not have a better example of someone leading by example. She is a credit to the profession of midwifery and thoroughly deserving of this accolade.”
Nina was also the midwifery lead in the Lambeth Early Action Partnership, a multi-professional programme to tackle health inequalities for very young children. Nina is also a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Maternity and Newborn Forum.
Nina said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be receiving such prestigious fellowship award and feel privileged to join an outstanding group of colleagues whom I respect and admire. I am committed to using this opportunity to promote and support our current and future midwives and maternity support workers. I also want to drive improvements in care through the use of the best possible evidence, to tackle issues such as social disparities, health inequalities and variations in practice for midwives, women and birthing people and their families.”
She is also no stranger to recognition for her midwifery work having been shortlisted for several RCM awards. This includes wining an award for developing a community-based postnatal care & early parenting programme. She is also a midwifery researcher contributing to several publications and is currently undertaking a PhD looking at obesity in pregnancy.
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