Miscarriage research team shortlisted for national award

A University Hospital midwifery team at the forefront of research into miscarriages has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize.

The Tommy’s@UHCW team have been shortlisted for the Lansinoh Team of the Year Award at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards.

The team work as part of the national centre, in partnership with miscarriage charity Tommy’s and the University of Warwick, researching recurrent miscarriages.

Consultant Obstetrician, Professor Siobhan Quenby, said: “It is fantastic to be shortlisted for this award. To get this kind of recognition on a national stage is incredible.

“The whole team works really hard to help women who have unfortunately have had multiple miscarriages, and we are really pleased with the outcome of a lot of our trials.”

The centre, opened in April, has so far seen over 500 women in the unit.

The judges commented: “This multi-disciplinary team works collaboratively with the University of Warwick to provide excellent thorough research into recurrent miscarriage. As a result women experience high quality compassionate midwifery care and a level of continuity rarely seen elsewhere.”

The winners will be announced at the Annual RCM Midwifery Awards Lunch on March 7, 2017 at The Brewery, London.