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New Royal College of Midwives general secretary promises ‘positive future’

A director of nursing has been appointed general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives. Gill Walton takes over from Cathy Warwick, who is retiring this summer.
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The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has appointed a new general secretary, who promises a positive future for the profession.

Portsmouth director of midwifery and maternity services Gill Walton will take over from Cathy Warwick, who is set to retire in August.

Ms Walton has previously held a number of nursing director posts and has led transformation programmes for maternity services.

She said: ‘I am thrilled to have been appointed to the role of chief executive and general secretary for the RCM, an organisation I have tremendous respect for.

‘I am looking forward to working with members from all four countries of the UK to help cement a positive future for midwives, maternity support workers and maternity services at this time of great change.’

RCM board chair Susan Way said:

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has appointed a new general secretary, who promises a positive future for the profession.

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The new general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives Gill Walton

Portsmouth director of midwifery and maternity services Gill Walton will take over from Cathy Warwick, who is set to retire in August.

Ms Walton has previously held a number of nursing director posts and has led transformation programmes for maternity services.

She said: ‘I am thrilled to have been appointed to the role of chief executive and general secretary for the RCM, an organisation I have tremendous respect for. 

‘I am looking forward to working with members from all four countries of the UK to help cement a positive future for midwives, maternity support workers and maternity services at this time of great change.’

RCM board chair Susan Way said: ‘I am delighted with the appointment of Gill Walton as the next chief executive of the RCM. Gill has a wealth of experience that will be an asset to the college and I look forward to working with her.’

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


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