On Monday 3 June Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent visited Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT to present midwife Nicolette Peel with a Chief Midwifery Gold Award.
Nicolette is only the third person in the country to receive this award, which recognises those who go above and beyond in their role as midwife.
Nicolette has been awarded in recognition for her work with charity Mummy’s Star. Nicolette set up the charity to provide support to women and their families who were diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or shortly afterwards. The charity has gone from strength to strength and after setting up the charity Nicolette decided to train as a midwife.
Associate Director of Midwifery/Divisional Nurse Director at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT, Anita Fleming, said, “I met Nicolette when she was a Student Midwife where she was speaking at a national conference about Mummy’s Star.
“When she qualified as a midwife, we were delighted when she came to work at Tameside. She is one of the most caring, compassionate, positive and enthusiastic people I have ever met and I’m so proud that she has been awarded with this national award.”