Royal Surrey Stars Patient Choice nomination 2019:

“This team has gone above and beyond any expectation/norms for me and my family. The ladies helped me to have the birth I always wanted whilst trying to overcome PTSD post previous birth I have struggled with for the past 10 years.

I have my life back because of their dedication, love and care. I am forever indebted to Laura, Emily, Tanya plus all of the Jasmine team for giving my life back again. Without their exceptional professional care and incredible patience I would not be the woman I am today.

My deepest thanks go out to Laura for being my amazing support throughout the pregnancy and delivery the baby and Emily for staying with us post birth and being our rock.”

Surrey Hills Client AMP


Royal Surrey Start Award, Patient Choice nomination 2019:

“The home birth team are an amazing support to women and families. For the first time I have felt that all of the midwives I met have made a personal connection with me, worked with and listened rather than advise from a purely clinical point of view.

They put me at ease before, during and after birth and helped to make giving birth a. Even more extra special experience. I appreciated their post birth support and looked forward to their visits.

They provided reassurance and a safe space to talk about any concerns. It felt like talking to family.

The continuity in care they provided by having a names midwife really shouldn’t be underestimated. Almost makes me want to have another baby to see them again…almost!”

Nominated by Surrey Hills Client SB


Nomination for Royal Surrey Stars Award 2019:

“The team provide midwifery support to all families expecting a baby who are interested in having their baby at home. They are a small team who cover a huge area and they constantly go above and beyond to ensure that families receive the care they need.

I had my first baby at home and it could not have been a more positive experience and that is down to the advice and support given by the team throughout my pregnancy as well as during my labour, delivery and postnatal care.

They all deserve praise and recognition for all the incredible work they do every day of the year.”

Nominated by Surrey Hills Client LC

Surrey Stars Nomination

We were absolutely delighted to have received three Patients Choice nominations for the Royal Surrey’s Star Awards.

While we haven’t been short listed on this occasion it is wonderful to have been nominated.

We truly appreciate the time you take out of your busy lives to provide us with feedback either through formal arrangements like the Star Awards, Friends and Families, or less formally via the beautiful cards you send and your attendance at our forums. Your support is amazing x

We will be sharing the nominations over the next few weeks via our #FeedbackFriday feature.

MAMA Midwifery Award Shortlist 2017

We are thrilled, delighted and proud to announce that our wonderful team leader, Tanya, has been shortlisted in the MAMA Awards 2017, Midwife of the Year!

The Mama Awards received hundreds of nominations for over 200 nominees. A panel of judges narrowed the shortlist down to five individuals in ten categories. The winners will be announced on the 28th of April.

I’m sure you will join the team as we wish Tanya the very best of luck!


Our Legend!

We had a fabulous, inspiring, evening celebrating the wonderful initiatives and work being undertaken throughout the country.

We are so, so proud of our fabulous runner up for the BJM’s Midwife of the year 2017!

In the words of award MC Rona McCandlish “Tanya,  you are a legend”.

Congratulations to all of the worth runners up and winners.

You can watch the award for Midwife of the Year 2017 here

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Fancy Footwear


Today a few of us have the very great pleasure of swapping our NHS approved sensible flat shoes for something a bit more glamorous in order to support our wonderful team leader, Tanya Ashton, as she attends the British Journal of Midwifery’s Practice Awards 2017.

I know that you will all join us in wishing her the very best of luck tonight where we will learn the outcome of the Midwife of the year short list.

No matter the result she is our midwife of the year and we are incredibly proud of her and inspired by the work she does day in day out, year after year!

Award Finalist

bjm-awards-2017-finalistWe are absolutely delighted and proud to announce that our wonderful team leader, Tanya Ashton, has been shortlisted for The British Journal of Midwifery Practice award 2017: Midwife of the Year.

“The judges have debated, scrutinised and voted on each and every entry. BJM magazine has totalled these scores and the fact that you receive this notification shows that you’re through – well done!

This is a fantastic achievement and recognises the quality and innovative nature of the work you are doing.”

Thank you all for your continued support and feedback, which was vital to the nomination entry submitted by the team. You can read the full nomination below the cut.

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Royal Surrey Star Nomination

It is so lovely to see our wonderful home birth team colleague, Sarah, getting recognition for providing excellent care and support with this client nominated award.

Category you were nominated for: Patient’s Choice

The reason for your nomination: Sarah and the rest of the team are always friendly and happy to go above and beyond to reassure and promote home birth. No question is too much bother and they offer an excellent service.

Regardless of wether she goes on to win the award, Sarah will always be a Royal Surrey Star to us!

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