Community Midwife of the Year Award
This award will highlight the work of Community Midwives who provide outstanding maternity care for women in a community setting. The award will recognise the work of a Community Midwife who has shown an unfailing commitment to ensuring women receive the best antenatal and postnatal care.
Midwife of the Year
This award will go to a midwife who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to the caring of the mother and baby. The winner of this category will have proven to be an indispensable pillar of the midwifery community, and can show positive examples of good evidence-based midwifery practice.
Team of the Year
The winning team in this category will have shown the importance of teamwork in midwifery units or in the delivery of midwifery in particular. Special consideration will go to teams that can demonstrate effectively the link between education, research and clinical practice in the delivery of a first-class service to women.
Excellence in Supervision of Midwives Award
This category recognises the work of Supervisors of Midwives who have shown outstanding leadership skills and the ability to nurture potential leaders while also maintaining high service standards.
Contribution to Midwifery Award
This award will go to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to midwifery. They will have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the caring of the mother and baby. The winner of this category may be an obstetrician, a neonatal nurse, an NCT volunteer, etc.
Student Midwife of the Year
Once again BJM is delighted to present an award for Student Midwife of the Year. This award is open to all student midwives and recognises the enthusiasm and willingness to question practice that students bring to midwifery. The winner of this award will be invited to join the BJM Editorial board for 1 year.
This award will recognise a committed and influential educator who has contributed to the expansion of midwifery knowledge through the development of new educational strategies.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognises the contribution made over a number of years by an inspirational and/or influential midwife. He or she will be an exceptional candidate, whose work has made a major impact on the midwifery profession in any of these ways: clinical practice, management, leadership, far reaching educational accomplishment or research. Nominations are not accepted for this category. The winner will be chosen by the editors in chief.