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60 seconds with consultant midwife Yana Richens

This consultant midwife loves her job so much that she commutes hundreds of miles a day to see the women in her care.
Yana Richens

This consultant midwife loves her job so much that she commutes hundreds of miles a day to see the women in her care.

Yana Richens OBE is a consultant midwife at University College London Hospital (UCLH). She trained as a nurse in 1979 and as a midwife in 1984. Married with three children, her daughter recently qualified as a staff nurse and works in an intensive care unit. She is the first midwife to receive the Mary Seacole Leadership Award. Professional global adviser to the Royal College of Midwives, she is currently completing a PhD on fear of birth.

Picture: Paul Stuart
What are your main work responsibilities?

Supporting a safe, effective service for women through clinical practice, clinical leadership and through leading and implementing midwifery research.

How did you get your job?

My career has been varied. I worked as

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