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Professor Ann Holmes

Chief Midwifery Advisor and Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the Scottish Government

Ann HolmesAnn was appointed permanently to the CNO’s team in September 2012 as Chief Midwifery Advisor and is also Associate CNO. Ann has significant experience in professional regulation, having been Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer for six years and also serving two terms as a member of the NMC’s Midwifery Committee.

As a qualified nurse and midwife, Ann practised in Glasgow and worked at a senior level in midwifery in a variety of units. In 2000, Ann was appointed Scotland’s first consultant midwife, working across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in that role for over 10 years. During that time, she led key maternity strategies including public health, normality and various service redesigns. She also worked part time with the Scottish Government Health Directorates supporting midwifery and maternity policy within the CNO team.