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Royal College of Midwives chief executive to step down

Cathy Warwick will retire as head of the Royal College of Midwives in August.
Cathy Warwick

The chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is to retire after more than eight years in the post.

Cathy Warwick, who will step down in August, has seen RCM membership grow to its highest level under her leadership.

Professor Warwick contributed to key government reports including the Better Births Maternity Transformation Programme in England. She started her career with a nursing degree in 1975 then completed a course in midwifery before going on to work across a variety of settings as a midwife.

Varied career

She has held a number of senior posts in midwifery education and was made a CBE in 2006 for services to health care.

She said: ‘I have absolutely loved my time at the RCM. It has been a privilege to

The chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is to retire after more than eight years in the post.


Cathy Warwick is to retire after eight years leading the RCM  Photo: ePics

Cathy Warwick, who will step down in August, has seen RCM membership grow to its highest level under her leadership.

Professor Warwick contributed to key government reports including the Better Births Maternity Transformation Programme in England. She started her career with a nursing degree in 1975 then completed a course in midwifery before going on to work across a variety of settings as a midwife.

Varied career

She has held a number of senior posts in midwifery education and was made a CBE in 2006 for services to health care.

She said: ‘I have absolutely loved my time at the RCM. It has been a privilege to work with all of our wonderful members and to do everything we can together to ensure women and their babies get the best possible care.

‘The RCM is a great organisation and I will be very sad when I leave. I feel very sure the next chief executive will take the RCM on to even better things.’

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