My name is Konstantina Stavrakelli. I was most recently the Chief Midwife and Divisional Chief Nurse at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS foundation Trust and a proud mother of two wonderful adults. I have worked in the NHS since 2007 and in leadership roles since 2010, having worked as senior manager in the private sector before I trained as midwife. My previous roles in the NHS including Lead Midwife at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial Healthcare Trust, Senior Matron at Kings College NHS Trust, and Intrapartum care Matron at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.
My expertise as clinical midwife is in high risk midwifery care, fetal assessment, Day assessment pathways, and clinical governance. I was an experienced Supervisor of Midwives for a number of years; the safety of midwifery practice has always been my driving force. I am passionate in developing the midwives of the future with the objective they continue to provide care which is safe and in collaboration with the women and their families. I hold people to account and I expect improvement outcomes which are robustly evidenced.
I am dedicated to my profession and committed to the communities I serve. My clinical strengths derive in my extensive knowledge of clinical governance but also the fact that I continued to work clinically during my tenure as senior NHS leader.