A MIDWIFERY expert has been recruited to oversee the provision of services in Huddersfield.
Carol Paeglis has been appointed to make sure safety and quality services are provided to women across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
The local supervising authority midwife officer was appointed by West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority.
Carol will be responsible for appointing local supervisors of midwives from maternity units and universities.
She will also maintain a midwife database, keep a check on standards in maternity units, share best practice and investigate critical incidents.
She said: "I am honoured to be the LSA midwifery officer. This role enables me to support midwives, supervisors and women in the development of high quality, inclusive services for women and their families."
Carol began her career as a nurse in 1980 and became a midwife in 1982.
She spent 15 years practising in the Bingley, Steeton and Silsden area until she became a supervisor of midwives in 1998.
She will replace Jean Duerden who retired in September after 36 years' service in the NHS.