Professional Midwifery Advocates

(Formerly known as Supervisors of Midwives)

Change my appointment

Appointment Form

If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

The role and name Supervisor of Midwives (SOMs) ceased to function on 31st March 2017.

A new model called A-EQUIP (Advocating for Education and Quality Improvements) has introduced Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMAs) to replace the role of the SOMs.

We would like to reassure all women and their families booked to have their care at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust the Professional Midwifery Advocates will continue to support you.

Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMAs) protect the public through the support of safe midwifery practice.  We aim to ensure that women and families receive guidance and information about the right type of care, in the right place.

We are experienced, practicing Midwives who have undertaken additional training and are accountable to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Professional Midwifery Advocates monitor the practice of Midwives to ensure that women and babies receive good quality, safe care.  Midwives should support women throughout their maternity care; if you have any concerns about your care, you and/or your midwife may contact a Professional Midwifery Advocate.

Professional Midwifery Advocates are there as support for women and their families as well as to give sound professional advice.  Women are able to talk to a Professional Midwifery Advocate in confidence with any issues relating to practitioner care provision.  When Midwives and or women are faced with a situation where they feel they need further support and advice, the Professional Midwife Advocate can act as a resource and assist in discussions with women.

Our team at Warrington includes Midwives working in a wide range of practice areas providing a range of skills and expertise.

How Professional Midwifery Advocates can help you:

•    We can support you and your midwife to plan your pregnancy care and plan for the birth of your baby.
•    We can discuss with you the most appropriate choices for you and your baby.
•    We can help to resolve any disagreements about your maternity care in an unbiased and impartial manner.
•    We can talk to you if you are unhappy about your birth outcome or treatment.
•    We can listen to any concerns you may have about your maternity care and take action if it is felt to be appropriate.

How to contact us

If you wish to contact a Professional Midwifery Advocate you can email us at

You can also contact us directly as below;

Catherine Owens
Director of Midwifery / Associate Chief Nurse
Tel: 01925 662357
Mobile: 07385491742

Jonathan Cliffe
Continuity Team Leader
Tel: 07766 160710

Tracy Thomas
Midwifery Matron
Tel: 07766 160369

Maria Griffin
Core Midwife
Tel: 01925 662334

Lisa Davies
Midwifery Matron
Tel: 07810 752367

Rachel Crone
Practice Based Educator 
Tel: 01925 662043
Mobile: 07341 011634

Bernie Quigley
Continuity Midwife
Tel: 07760 31141

Morgan Bedford (trainee)
Continuity Midwife
Tel: 07748 933936

You can, if you wish, ask your community midwife to refer you.

One of us will contact you to provide support, advice and guidance to mothers, families and Midwives.

Women might want to contact us to talk about the standard of care they have received from their Midwife or to discuss their choices if they have not felt supported.

Midwives may want to contact us for professional advice and guidance.

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