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Role model Annie up for mentoring award

22 March 2018
A midwife at the Rosie has been shortlisted for mentor of the year at the Student Nursing Times awards 2018.

Annie West, a senior midwife at the Rosie Birth Centre, received the news this month after being nominated by Fran Galloway, lead midwife at Anglia Ruskin University. 

Annie West (left) and Chloe Bagnall with the prizes they received for reaching the shortlistAmong the attributes cited as making Annie an excellent mentor is her ability to “interface between theory and practice” and develop “confidence and skills” in her students. 

Annie is responsible for student experience and makes them feel an integral part of the Rosie team. That includes involving the students in charity fundraising events and open evenings. Annie is described as an excellent role model to colleagues. 

Interviews with the judges’ panel will take place later this month and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane on Thursday, 26 April.

“It is a huge privilege to even be nominated for this award,” Annie said.

“I love working with the student midwives who come to the Rosie Birth Centre and playing a role in their development.

“It is always a proud moment when you see them qualify, particularly when they join the great team of midwives we have at the Rosie.”

There was more good news from the awards as Chloe Bagnall was nominated for student midwife of the year. 

Both Annie and Chloe, who is in her third year of training and is hoping to get a job at the Rosie in September, were interviewed in London earlier this month and the awards will be announced on the 26 April 2018. The Trust wishes them both the best of luck.