Tom McEwan has practised as a team midwife delivering caseload-based care, a senior charge midwife within a neonatal unit and an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner. He is currently a Head of Programme for the Women’s, Children, Young People and Families team within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and has been a midwife since 1999. He is the strategic lead for the Scottish Multiprofessional Maternity Development Programme (SMMDP) and has additional responsibility for national midwifery, maternity and neonatal workforce and educational developments.
He is an Honorary Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, undertaking clinical teaching around newborn examination. He is a board member for the Scottish Cot Death Trust and the Consultant Editor for the British Journal of Midwifery. From an international perspective he has contributed to evidence-based guidance for newborn skin care and taught neonatal nurses in Vietnam. He has also published numerous peer reviewed articles and contributes to midwifery textbooks including Physiology in Childbearing with his career long mentor and friend Professor Jean Rankin.