I am Sandra Houston, a Midwifery Expert with over 30 years experience in general nursing, midwifery practice/management and education since qualifying.
I have worked in Trusts in both acute hospital and in the community setting, where I have been responsible for large teams of midwives, midwifery practice, standards of maternity care whilst leading the risk management process. I have undertaken service review project work as a midwife consultant within maternity services. I have also worked for the Health Ombudsman.
I have specialist expert witness knowledge of:-
• Midwifery practice, standards & management
• Midwifery training at all levels
• Clinical risk management and health & safety practices
• Clinical negligence investigation & management
• Reviewing practice documentation
• Service and quality management
I have provided reports for 280 cases to date and have also undertaken specialist Expert Witness training.
I have presented at various midwifery conferences in UK & abroad. Have a wide experience of teaching midwifery students at all levels, and I am also involved in many maternity projects and forums over many years at local and strategic levels. I have also worked in higher education teaching student and qualified midwives, and undertake work as a midwifery adviser to the Health Ombudsman.
Registered General Nurse, Registered Midwife, Advanced Diploma in Midwifery, King’s Fund Leadership Programme Supervisor of Midwives, Post Graduate Certificate in Education of Adults (PGCEA), MSc. Advanced Midwifery Practice
Bond Solon Expert Witness Training
Royal College of Midwives, Nursing and Midwifery Council