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New chief executive begins role at Royal College of Midwives

​New chief executive Gill Walton has started work at the Royal College of Midwives.
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The new chief executive at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has officially started her role at the college's London headquarters.

Gill Walton was appointed as chief executive in May to succeed Cathy Warwick, who retired from the post after nearly a decade.

Ms Walton was director of midwifery and maternity services at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and previously held director of midwifery posts at a number of other NHS trusts.

She has also been involved in national policy and strategy development, including work with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Department of Health.

Change and challenge

Ms Walton said she was delighted to be starting her new role and thanked Ms Warwick for her 'incredible leadership'.

She added: 'The RCM is an organisation I have been a member of for many years. I have tremendous respect

The new chief executive at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has officially started her role at the college's London headquarters.

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Gill Walton

Gill Walton was appointed as chief executive in May to succeed Cathy Warwick, who retired from the post after nearly a decade.

Ms Walton was director of midwifery and maternity services at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and previously held director of midwifery posts at a number of other NHS trusts.

She has also been involved in national policy and strategy development, including work with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Department of Health.

Change and challenge

Ms Walton said she was delighted to be starting her new role and thanked Ms Warwick for her 'incredible leadership'.

She added: 'The RCM is an organisation I have been a member of for many years. I have tremendous respect and admiration for all it does not only as a trade union for midwives and maternity support workers, but also as one the most respected voices of midwifery across the UK and beyond.

'I begin my tenure at the RCM at an interesting time, a time of great change and challenge for our maternity services. Challenge brings opportunity to really make a difference. I’m also really looking forward to working with and supporting all our members across all four UK countries to help strengthen a positive future for midwives and maternity support workers.'


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