In 1992 she became a member of the Council of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and, in 1997, was elected as President. She served two terms of office, until 2004. Throughout this time she continued to work as a clinical midwife.
During her presidency she represented the RCM in, among other venues:
Muirhead was a midwifery adviser on Baby Lifeline; a member of the Council of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; national midwifery adviser for St John Ambulance; and the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside.
She is also currently (June 2011) President of Merseyside County Scout Council, a County of The Scout Association in the United Kingdom. Dame Lorna is a long-standing Co President (with eminent obstetrician Professor James Drife) of the national charity Baby Lifeline. She is also a Patron of the Birkenhead Choral Society.
She is married to Ronald and has a son and a daughter.
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