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Project Team

Each Baby Counts + Learn and Support is being delivered jointly by the RCOG and the RCM and managed by a central project team.

16 Local Development Leads, all of whom are midwives or obstetricians, have also been appointed to help deliver the programme.

Together, they will co-design, test and evaluate new approaches to promote a positive and supportive workplace practices, and look after staff wellbeing.

For more information about Each Baby Counts + Learn and Support, please email


Central project team

  • Mandy Forrester, Programme Lead
  • Tony Kelly, Clinical Lead
  • Ann Morling, Project Consultant
  • Nimarta Dharni, Research Fellow
  • Becky Dumbrill, Administrator


Local Development Leads



NHS Trust

Dr Nina Johns

Consultant Obstetrician

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Lydia Gerrie

Maternity Matron, inpatient services.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Libby Shaw

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Labour Ward Lead

Wirral UHT

Jill Bellerby

Patient Safety and quality Midwife

Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust

Sandra Gosling

Clinical Specialist Midwife

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Theresa Fitzpatrick

Senior Midwife/ Delivery Suite co-ordinator

Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT)

Hannah Rutter


Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation

Susanna Al-Samarrai

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Amanda Andrews

Quality and Improvement Service Lead

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay


Deputy Head of Midwifery

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Danielle Freemantle

Practice development midwife

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Chloe Hughes

Saving Babies Lives Champion

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Michelle Keeler

Delivery Suite Co-Ordinator

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Annika Carney


Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Amanda Moules

Midwifery Team Leader Delivery Suite

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Sam Tinkler

Risk Midwife

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


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