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Tracy Palmer

Trust Board Members

Tracy Palmer - Director of Midwifery
Trust Board: Tracy Palmer

Appointed January 2021

Tracy Palmer has been a practising midwife for 33 years and has gained national and international experience in her field. She qualified as a Nurse in 1986 and worked as a Staff Nurse in Emergency Department and Paediatrics at Walsall Healthcare Trust before starting her midwifery training at the Sister Dora College of Midwifery in Walsall.

Having joined the Trust in 2004 as the Clinical Lead Midwife for Delivery Suite and Intrapartum Services, Tracy has held several senior leadership positions within Maternity and Neonates, including Matron for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Deputy Head of Midwifery, Head of Nursing and Midwifery and finally Director of Midwifery.

Tracy has led on many successful service developments, including introducing and implementing a midwifery-led service at the Trust, maternity triage and induction of labour units. As part of her role, Tracy leads on the national transformational programmes of work for midwifery services for the organisation.

As one of the first midwives in the country to acquire Neonatal Life Support Instructor status with the Resuscitation Council UK, she has relished the opportunity to teach in a number of hospitals across the UK and internationally as part of a faculty to teach on the first Asian Neonatal Life Support Provider Course.

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