Joanne Parkington

Chief Executive

The One to One Partnership

Jo Parkington is a midwife and is the founder and CEO of The One to One Partnership which includes, One to One Midwives, My Midwife & Me and The One to One Foundation.  Jo’s experience spans more than 30 years working within the NHS, with over 25 years working within the maternity sector. One to One Midwives became the first independent provider to be commissioned into the NHS to provide a community  caseloading midwifery service.

Jo’s vision was to take midwifery back to its roots and for midwives to become truly autonomous – not just clinically but in how they work, which is evidenced through our self managed team approach and ensuring each team has been trained to take professional accountability and govern themselves. The Self-Managed Team structure has enabled midwives to feel more confident and empowered to organise their caseloads, make decisions and share responsibility.

Jo is a firm advocate that in order to succeed you must surround yourself with a tribe of people who hold the same beliefs and values, and that is what she has achieved at One to One. This unique midwifery service is delivered by motivated and passionate experts and individuals who place women and their families at the heart of everything they do.  Over 16,000 families have been cared for through this model and the clinical outcomes for women and their babies are excellent, including a still birth rate and premature birth rate that are half the UK national average.