Kate Brintworth.pngKate Brintworth, RM, BSc (Hons) MSc, is the Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England and has worked strategically across many parts of the maternity system, including as Regional Chief Midwife for London, Head of Maternity Transformation at the Royal College of Midwives, and Head of Maternity Commissioning for East London, leading the delivery of the STP Maternity Plan, East London ‘Better Birth’ Pioneer Programme and development of the Local Maternity System.

Kate has also been part of national and regional maternity networks, London Local Supervising Authority, national expert reference groups for commissioning, postnatal and continuity of care, and research steering groups for complex programmes of research. She has worked in multiple roles as a midwife including as a community midwife, labour ward co-ordinator and manager. Special interests are: reducing inequalities for both staff and service users, system working, organisation of services to support midwives and service users, coproduction, tariff and women making complex care choices.