Cath has worked as a clinical midwife in hospitals in the North West since qualifying in 1981 and in the last 10 years as an advanced midwifery practitioner; a role that includes clinical midwifery, training, changes in clinical practice, reviewing local workflows and risk.

She has been involved in implementing and sustaining the Intrapartum Acuity Tool in her local unit and with a King’s Fund project on reducing risk.

Since joining Birthrate Plus as an Adviser, Cath has worked with units to implement the Intrapartum Acuity and is working with the Birthrate Plus Project Team as the lead midwife on the ward acuity pilot.