The MSLC chair is currently a member of the public and we would very much like to have more mothers and fathers in the group (just now there are 7 lay members and room for plenty more!).

You may think that this is not for you or that you would have nothing to say... think again! Only mothers and fathers like YOU can t​ell us what they really want for Lothian maternity services. This is your chance to get involved and to change things for the better!

Who are the members?

  • local people who are currently expecting a baby or who have had a baby recently (lay members)
  • representatives from voluntary groups who support pregnant women and new parents, such as the National Childbirth Trust , the Pregnancy and Parents Centre, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, etc ... (lay members)
  • a representative from the Lothian Maternity and Neonatology Strategic Planning Group, which advises Lothian NHS Board on the planning of local services
  • health care professionals at the 2 hospital maternity units and in the local community, such as midwives, obstetricians and health visitors. 
  • senior midwifery lecturer, Napier University

How do I become a member ?

The easiest way is to contact Lothian NHS Board (0131 465 5400) and ask to speak to Lyndsay Baird, the MSLC administrator.

Lothian Maternity Services Liaison Committee current members:

Lay Members

Mathilde PEACE ( chair)

James CAMERON

Cynthia CLARKSON

Jenny LONG

Melissa MACLEOD

Karla NAPIER

Cheryl RUIZ

Nicola TAIT 

Andrea TAYLOR

Users Support Groups

Pregnancy and Parents Centre
Catherine RENNIE

Gillian FRASER

Oddny JONSDOTTIR

MEHIS (Minority Ethnic Health Inclusion Service)
Sau Mei FONG

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
Linda THOMPSON

Edinburgh and Lothians​ Twins and Multiples Club                                                                                           
Donna LUMSDEN

National Childbirth Trust
Liz FOSTER

Baby Matters

Sarah CARPENTER 

Sarah MURPHY

Helen COOK

DOULAS Association

Allison TATE

Tricia MURRAY

Dads Rock

Thomas LYNCH

David MARSHALL

Lifeline Pregnancy Counselling Scotland

Clare McATEER

Lothian NHS Board

Women and Children's Health Commissioner
Sally EGAN

Assistant Strategic Programme Manager
TBC

Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Graham MacKENZIE

Health Promotion
Melissa CLEMENTS

Morag NICHOLSON

GIRFEC Strategic Development Manager
Chris RIDLEY

Bereavement Service Coordinator                                                                                                                    
Caroline PRETTY

Parent Education Coordinator

Andie HEWITT

Infant Feeding Advisor

Melissa KALLAT

Family Nurse Partnership

Pamela MURRAY

PREPARE Team

Michelle KIRKPATRICK

Access Point Clinic

​Katherine PINKERTON


Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary)

Women & Children Services
Sandra MAIR

Clinical Governance for Women & Children Services
Annette HENDERSON

Chief Midwife
Frances McGUIRE

Consultant Obstetrician
Dr Corinne LOVE

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Ros BURNS

Neonatologist
Dr Chris KISSACK

Clinical Midwifery Manager                                                                                                                                         

Katy RUGGERI

Supervisors of Midwives                                                                                                                                  
Michelle DAVIDSON    
                                                                                                                                           
Helen MacGREGOR                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                   

St John's Hospital (Livingston)

Clinical Midwifery Manager                                                                                                                               
Lynn ROSE

Clinical Lead / Gynaecology
Dr Paul DEWART

Consultant Obstetrician
Dr Sunit RANE

Sonographer
Suzanne McHATTIE

Community Healthcare Partnerships

Public Health Team Manager                                                                                                                                   
TBC

Integrated Children's Services Manager - East Lothian CHP
Karen HOLMES

Public Health Nurse - South Central Edinburgh
Ann FRASER

Child Protection Advisor - West Lothian CHCP
Carol MIDDLETON

Colleges and Universities

Edinburgh Napier University
Gail NORRIS. Lead Midwife for Education

Royal College of Midwives
Jenni McKINNON

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Last Reviewed: 10/03/2016