My name is Fiona Coker and I am the Head of Maternity and Neonatal services. I feel strongly that we should always be striving to improve our clinical outcomes and the experience of women and their families who use our services. I am very proud of our Maternity Services and team working at Salisbury. As a midwife I have worked both in hospital and the community and am an advocate for normal birth whether women are at home or in hospital.
I feel very privileged to have the role as a Supervisor of Midwives and really enjoy working closely with midwives and students. This is a rewarding profession and I am passionate about maintaining standards of care so that we focus on an outstanding experience for every family.
Supervision of midwifery is unique and provides a valuable resource and support for mothers and midwives.
My name is Sally Smith and I am a Supervisor of Midwives. I have been a midwife for over 25 years and am still passionate about all aspects of maternity care
As a labour ward specialist, I am committed to promoting normal birth and giving all women and their partners a positive birth experience. One of my roles is to get involved with complex care planning, where I support women in the choices they make around birth planning and then support the midwives caring for them.
I currently lead the specialist midwives clinic, and one of the priorities within this is to assist women to achieve a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section. I enjoy teaching in this environment and find my work hugely rewarding.
I am Nicky, and have been a midwife and Supervisor of Midwives for many years. Currently I’m working within the Maternity Unit as a Clinical Manager on the Delivery Suite. I am passionate about promoting normality and ensuring that mothers get the best care possible and the service maintains high standards of care through education.
I teach neonatal resuscitation on the in-house emergency skill drill training. I am a member of the PROMPT faculty and have trained with other team members in all parts of the country. I consider the safety of women and babies during labour and delivery to be of paramount importance and I believe that by supporting midwives and facilitating their skill requirements this can be achieved.
I am Jules Ballard, and my area of expertise is community midwifery. I am involved with all aspects of care with particular interests in tongue tie division to improve feeding, post traumatic stress following birth and improving information and communication for women and families.
I am a strong advocate of promoting normality (both at home and in the maternity unit) and informed choice. As a supervisor of midwives I am able to support midwives to provide high quality evidence based care- offering information to woman enabling informed choice. Balancing safety and choice can be challenging, however empowering midwives and women can facilitate working together to provide safe positive experiences.
My name is Charlotte Ashman-Scott and I have been a Midwife for nineteen years and a Supervisor of Midwives for three. I am currently the Interim Postnatal and Neonatal Services Manager and am passionate about the care women and their families receive in the postnatal period. I also enjoy supporting Midwifery colleagues in the day to day challenges of the job.
My name is Laura Ware and my current role is the lead of the Maternity Day Assessment Unit. I have previously worked across all areas of maternity and I am qualified to perform tongue tie division and the new-born infant physical examination. I am currently undertaking training to become a midwife sonographer and I look forward to developing this role further.
I am passionate about developing a safe and effective service the women and their families. This includes empowering midwives to support women in their choice of care throughout their pregnancy, birth and following delivery
My Name is Frances Williamson and I have been a qualified midwife for 32 years and a supervisor of midwives for 10 years. My main area of expertise has been intra-partum care in an acute setting. I am the Practice Development Midwife, responsible for the planning and facilitation of all the mandatory training in line with Trust and national policy and clinical skills training, assisting midwives to develop their practice further post registration. I also teach Neonatal resuscitation to Midwives and Doctors within the hospital and in other Trusts around the country. I am the contact supervisor for Salisbury and this means that I network with other contact supervisors to improve
I enjoy supporting women and their families through pregnancy and birth, whilst leading and supporting midwives and students to provide safe and effective care for mothers and babies.
My name is Kim Melbourne and I qualified as a midwife in 1994, and a supervisor in 2006.I currently work as a labour ward manager where I have a strong passion for high quality intra partum care, and a positive birth experience for all women.
As a supervisor I feel privileged to be able to listen to women's stories to help us to continue to provide a safe and receptive service that meets women's needs.
I am Nicky, and have been a Midwife since 1999, and continue to feel honoured and privileged to work in a profession that has the potential to positively influence a women’s experience of becoming a mother. I am currently in the role of Antenatal Services Manager, where I constantly strive to enhance the service we offer to each woman and her family.
My name is Jen Leamon (said like the fruit) I have been a midwife for over 30 years and have experience of working in practice, research and education. I currently work for Bournemouth University, supporting and educating students on their 3 year pre-registration preparation to become midwives, I also lead a unit for experienced midwives to become Supervisors of Midwives (SoM). Associated with both roles are my links to Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust where I am a nominated SOM
I believe passionately that all women deserve good care that is facilitated by midwives and student midwives, who need to be safe, compassionate in their communication and understanding and professional in their actions and behaviours. Midwives and women can call on SoMs for support or guidance to enable them in their choices, reflections on experience or planning of future ones. I am committed to upholding standards of midwifery practice and service and prepared if and when situations present themselves to communicate my concern to relevant individuals in order to safeguard safe care and the midwifery profession.
A supervisor is always available to provide support, advice and guidance to mothers, families and midwives. Mothers may contact us to talk about the standard of care they have received or to discuss if they have not felt supported. Midwives may contact us for professional advice and guidance.
Supervisor of Midwives on call: Salisbury District Hospital via switchboard 01722 336262