Lorna Muirhead
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Lorna Muirhead

Dame Lorna Elizabeth Muirhead (née Fox) is a past President of the Royal College of Midwives and from 2006 until her retirement in 2017 she served as the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside.

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.[1]

During her presidency she represented the RCM in, among other venues:

  • Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • Joint RCM/RCOG committee
  • Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee (SNMAC)
  • Women's National Commission
  • Council of the International Confederation of Midwives
  • Specialist Register of the English National Board
  • Benevolent Fund Committee of the Royal College of Midwives Trust
  • Council of the Kings Fund
  • National Service Framework for Midwifery

Other affiliations

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.[2] 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.

Personal details

She is married to Ronald and has a son and a daughter.[3]



  1. ^ profile on Royal College of Midwives' website
  2. ^ Merseyside Scouts website; retrieved 26 June 2011.
  3. ^ Biodata Archived 9 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N4.

External links

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