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Mrs Priti Patel

Mrs Priti Patel


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I currently hold the strategic roles of NMC Lead Midwife for Education (LME) and Head of Division at LSBU, showcasing a wealth of experience in the field of Education with a specialized focus on Emergency Management and professionalism. I previously worked in the National Health Service, as a registered midwife since 1999 at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, after which I moved to BHRUT in 2002. Practice has always been driven by seeking innovative ways to improve women's health and provide safe and effective care. I bring a unique blend of clinical expertise and leadership skills to the roles.

I have earned a master’s degree, conducting research on “How to be an effective Scribe in an obstetric emergency: A student midwives’ perspective”. I have presented my findings at events, including the 5th European Midwifery Association Conference and Bournemouth University. This active participation in conferences had the potential to influence curriculum content based on evidence-based recommendations.

I have successfully completed the Aurora Leadership Programme contributing to the broader professional community. This has been achieved by reviewing several key textbooks pertinent to Midwifery Education and Practice such as Mayes Midwifery and Myles Textbook for Midwives.

My leadership journey is marked by a commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse midwifery community, both in education and practice. My contributions to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Decolonisation Toolkit and strategic partnerships underscore my dedication to shaping the future of midwifery, ensuring it aligns with the highest standards of professionalism and inclusivity.

My external activities include partnership working with several memberships’ groups such as, the NHSE Senior Ethnic minority Midwifery expert reference group, NHSE Midwifery Placement Assurance group, Lead Midwife for Education strategic Reference group and External Examiner to other Universities. These collaborations enable me to enhance Midwifery education at LSBU.

Courses taught

Midwifery (3 year) - BSc (Hons)

Midwifery - Pg Diploma

MA in Practice Education

London South Bank University

PGCert in Practice Education - include HEA Fellowship

London South Bank University

BSc Hons in Biomedical Science

The University of Sheffield

B-TEC Nationla Diploma in Science

Wythenshawe College, Manchester

Diploma in Professional Studies Midwifery

The University of Manchester


William Temple CoE High School

9 GSCEs Grade A-C

Lead Midwife for Education
London South Bank University

FunderYear wonProjectRole
NHS England2024Elevate Programme- Ethnic Leaders Empowering vision and Transformative ExcellenceCo-Investigator
Health Education England2020HSC_EntConsult_HEE_NursMidwifPrincipal Investigator
University of Manchester
External examiner

External Examiner for Midwifery Programme level and Year 2.

Midwifery across the curriculum.

February 2018
February 2024
Royal College of Midwives (RCM) decolonisation toolkit steering group – since 2022 - National

The group is responsible for producing a midwifery -specific toolkit for midwifery education, which addresses not just decolonising the curriculum but also decolonising admission to midwifery programmes and potentially early career progression. This work is recognised by the NMC and has been distributed to HEIs across England.

June 2022
October 2023
NHSE Senior Ethnic minority Midwifery expert reference group – since 2022- National

To achieve equity for mothers and babies from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and those living in the most deprived areas and also addressing inequality in the maternity workforce and improving work experience of ethnic minority midwives. Monthly meetings.

NHSE Midwifery Placement Assurance Group- since 2019 – Regional

Quarterly meetings. Monitor and provide assurance across the region on increasing midwifery student recruitment as per the DHSC mandate and the system wide Maternity Workforce Transformation strategy.

November 2019
NHSE Men and Diversity in Midwifery steering groups- Since 2022 - National

To promote and drive midwifery recruitment amongst Asian, Black and other communities. Focus on recruitment and inclusivity.

October 2022
Lead Midwife for Education Strategic Reference Group- Since 2018 - National

Provide expert insights and guidance, informing strategic decisions and policy developments within the field of midwifery education to ensure high standards and positive outcomes for both students and the profession aligned to the NMC standards.

October 2019
Lead Midwife for Education EDI Group- since 2022 - National

Forum to promote equality, diversity and inclusion activity that is relevant for midwifery education in the UK. Share and disseminate good practice.

December 2022
HEE Midwifery RePAIR group

To explore ways to implement the RePAIR recommendations and integrate the Legacy Projects for Midwifery.

Pan London Midwifery Practice Learning Group- PLMPLG- member since 2018 but Chair from 2022- Regional

To develop, support, monitor and evaluate a high quality, standardised approach to practice learning and assessment for all learners on NMC approved Midwifery programmes across London.

August 2018
Regional Chief Midwifery Officer Ockenden Assurance visits – Panel member – 2022 - Regional

NHSE funded and aims- Attaining equity in career advancement and employment opportunities for Ethnic Minority staff within maternity services. Enhancing the overall work experience of the Ethnic Minority maternity and neonatal workforce.

April 2022
July 2023