Barton Peveril Celebrate the NHS at 70

Royal College of Midwives CEO

Gill Walton

Gill Walton with a Bournemouth University’s Senior Lecturer in Midwifery Debbee Houghton and students from Bournemouth University’s Midwifery course.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College welcomed Gill Walton, CEO of The Royal College of Midwives, to give a lecture celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS on Friday 25th January. Walton was joined by Bournemouth University’s Senior Lecturer in Midwifery Debbee Houghton and students from Bournemouth University’s Midwifery course, who also gave students an insight into their experiences.

Gill Walton is the country’s most senior Midwife and spoke to students about the importance of the NHS and celebrating its 70th birthday, before then offering an insight into Midwifery from all of her experiences in the profession.

Head of Careers (Higher Education) Shoonagh Hubble spoke highly of Gill Walton and her lecture:

“We have a large number of students who are aiming to enter healthcare professions, from Medicine to Nursing, and it’s invaluable for them to get an insider view from one of the UK’s most respected medical professionals. Gill has extensive experience in maternity services and research and has also been involved in national policy and strategic development to drive improvement in maternity care around the country.”