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Recent news​

How the health service is failing Deaf people
March 2014


This research reveals a story of unintentional neglect, shortened lives and wasted money.Our health service is making it difficult for Deaf people to get help.Potentially life-threatening health conditions are being missed, and poor treatment is offered when a diagnosis is made.It’s unfair and unjust.

MAMA Awards Nomination for Supporting Families Service of the year

March 2014


This category is open to any organisation that provides information, support, advice or counselling (free of charge) to support mothers and their families in special circumstances and complex pregnancy care for challenged or disadvantaged groups.

Virtual International Day of Midwife 2014
March 2014


In 2014 the new subtheme "Midwives changing the world one family at a time" sends a strong signal that midwives provide care that changes families, communities and the world by saving the lives of mothers and babies.

Giving birth is hard enough... but what if you're deaf? Salford midwife's pioneering project scoops accolade. 

March 2014


A midwifery trainee from the University of Salford is celebrating again after securing her second national accolade of 2014.



Another national award for Salford midwifery student

March 2014


A student from the University of Salford has been named Student Midwife of the Year at the British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards, the second time this year she has won a national accolade



Deaf women more likely to face ‘serious complications’ during childbirth says award-winning midwife

March 2014


There is no new evidence base or guidance for midwives or healthcare processionals to show how to work with deaf parents or what services they should access how they should be working together.


Deaf Nest Documentary by Lukasz Ziabka
March 2014


My first documentary that is a practical part of my dissertation project. It explores barriers and challenges that young deaf people face in order to function effectively in society.

Won the British Journal of Midwifery Award, Student Midwife of the Year Award

February 2014


The BJM awards aim to recognize initiative and enterprise in midwifery practice, and to reward midwives who have achieved outstanding success.

Certificate of Commendation

​February 2014

Cavell Nurses’ Trust Scholarship Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the best student nursing and midwifery talent in the UK.

Slimminig World Award For Public Health
Carol Simons March 2012

This award recognises an individual or team who have developed and led an initiative that has secured measurable improvements in the delivery of public health outcomes and health promotion in the community. The award recognises the demonstration of a high level of working with other agencies and user groups.

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