PERFORMANCE: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity has recognised the success of the Homebirth Workshop from Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The trust was highly commended and presented with a certificate at the APPGM summer reception on 11 July at the Houses of Parliament, by health minister Anne Milton.

Dan Poulter, chair of the APPGM and member of the Commons health committee, said: “It is important that high quality frontline NHS work in maternity care is properly recognised, and these awards help to highlight the contributions of a number of healthcare workers to improving women’s care and experience of pregnancy and childbirth.”

Belinda Phipps, chief executive of NCT, the charity sponsoring the award, said: “These are all excellent examples of what can be achieved through committed staff, focused work and innovation in services, and we hope they will act as an inspiration to other trusts around the country.”

Consultant midwife, Alison Brown, said: “We are delighted that our work has been recognised by the APPGM and to receive yet another award for our homebirth workshops, which we are very proud of, is just brilliant.”

In January the team was recognised by the Royal College of Midwives.