James Paget Practice Development Midwife and Clinical Educator Jodie Yerrell has been shortlisted for a national award after being nominated for her contribution to midwifery education.
Jodie was chosen as a finalist in the British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards 2019 ‘Contribution to midwifery education’ category after being nominated by midwifery colleagues at the University of East Anglia Professor Kenda Crozier and Course Director Kirsty Tweedie, who both work closely with her to facilitate student learning at the James Paget.
Jodie is known at the hospital for her cheerful approach and professional expertise and she specialises in the training of new midwives, ensuring they are supported as they start their careers.
Kirsty said; “We nominated Jodie because she provides an excellent learning environment and an exceptional level of support and encouragement for our students. Her input into the development, instigation and continued review processes of the new coaching model, used for student learning in the practice areas, has been representative of her belief and dedication. Her positive attitude is both continuous and commendable and we have everything crossed for her!”
As a finalist Jodie has now been invited to the award ceremony in Leeds on Wednesday 13 February.