The Trust is delighted to welcome Janet Bradley as our new Director of Midwifery.

Janet will join us from University College London Hospital where she worked as both the Deputy Head of Midwifery and more recently the Interim Head of Midwifery.

Before joining UCLH in 2017, Janet worked at Homerton University Hospital as the Inpatient Maternity Matron. She started her nursing career in 1990 as a registered General Nurse working in both gynaecology and emergency care before qualifying as a registered Midwife in 1998.

Since then she has worked in a number of midwifery roles across London, including case loading, safety risk and governance and labour ward co-ordinator. She also holds a first class degree in Psychology and Health Science and an MSc in health management.

Janet’s passion for staff wellbeing has been pivotal throughout her career. This influenced her research into the experience of staff following continuous exposure to obstetric trauma and the exploration and introduction of supportive structures to safeguard against the impact of this in the workplace. She also supported transformational work within the wards at UCLH which culminated in them winning the ‘student placement of the year’ award from City University.

Janet said: “The maternity team at St George’s have a wonderful reputation and I can’t wait to take on this role and meet my new colleagues.

“The Covid-19 outbreak has seen us all face unprecedented challenges, and I know how hard all our maternity teams are working to keep mums and babies safe. The health and wellbeing of staff is just as important as that of our patients, so a focus of mine will be making sure the team have all the support they need, and to continue to involve them fully as we plan for the future.”

Emilie Perry, Divisional Director of Operations for our Children’s, Women’s, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Community Division, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Janet to St George’s as our new Director of Midwifery.

“Our dedicated team deliver over 5,000 babies every year, so we’re really pleased to appoint such a passionate and experienced midwife in Janet to lead the maternity service.”

Janet will start her new role at St George’s in August.