Midwife wins lifetime achievement award

A midwife who is also a renowned midwifery academic and a passionate advocate for women's issues has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Dr Lindsay Reid
Dr Lindsay Reid

Dr Lindsay Reid, from Fife in Scotland, received a glass trophy from health minister Ann Keen at a London ceremony.

Dr Reid said: ‘Receiving this award is a complete surprise to me, I am thrilled and delighted that my work has been recognised by my fellow midwives. I have enjoyed every aspect of my career as a midwife and it has been an honour and a privilege to be a midwife and to be with women during such an important phase of their lives.’

RCM general secretary Cathy Warwick said: ‘She is a model midwife and true inspiration for other midwives. Her midwifery interests are eclectic and her passion and dedication for the profession have shone throughout her career and work. Her commitment and flair for midwifery research and academia are exemplary. She has achieved recognition as an academic and a leader in research.’

Scotland’s health secretary Nicola Sturgeon, said: ‘On behalf of NHS Scotland, I want to warmly congratulate Lindsay on this lifetime achievement award which recognises her many years of dedication to midwifery in Scotland.

'Not only has Lindsay been on the frontline helping women through pregnancy and during and after birth, she has also used her experiences to teach others and to inform her important research into the history of midwifery in Scotland and current practice both at home and internationally.

’It is a great measure of her continuing commitment to midwifery and women that she remains a regular contributor to a number of publications, and I want to express my sincere thanks to her for providing such a great example to practising and aspiring midwives.’


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