Supervision of midwives is a statutory responsibility which provides a mechanism for support and guidance to every midwife practising in the United Kingdom (UK). The purpose of supervision of midwives is to protect women and babies by actively promoting a safe standard of midwifery practice.


Supervision has evolved over the past number of years and is held in high regard by the midwifery profession along with a range of stakeholders. A number of recent inquiries and reports have recently raised significant issues regarding the function and impact of Midwifery Supervision. As a result the NMC commissioned the King's Fund to conduct a UK-wide review of Midwifery Supervision.

Recently in Northern Ireland (NI), the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety's (DHSSPS) Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) convened and facilitated high level discussions across Executive Directors of Nursing and the Heads of Midwifery and the LSAMO Midwifery Officer. Although there were no concerns or issues identified regarding midwifery supervision in NI, it was considered timely to conduct a NI review.

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7th February 2015
Final Project Plan Review Of Midwifery Supervision NI
Northern Ireland Practice and Education
Council for Nursing and Midwifery
Project Plan For The Review of Midwifery Supervision
In Northern Ireland
20th March 2015
FPS Wales 2015-03 - LSA Northern Ireland
Supervision of Midwives Fit for the Future
Sue Jose ,LSA Midwifery Officer
Healthcare Inspector Wales
7th April 2015
Agenda Review of Supervision of Midwifery
Review of Midwifery Supervision
Expert Reference Group
Date: 2nd March 2015
Time 2pm
Venue: Bretten Hall Antrim Hospital
20th April 2015
Eliz Bannon Revalidation
Review of Midwifery Supervision Workshop 20th April 2015
20th April 2015
NIPEC Presentation Midwifery Supervision
Review of Midwifery Supervision NI
20th April 2015
NIPEC Presentation Supervision
Current Position of Statutory Supervision of Midwives
20th April 2015
NMC Update- Midwifery Committee Decision
Dr Patricia Gillen
NMC Midwifery Committee Member
NMC Update-Midwifery Committee Position
20th April 2015
Workshop Midwifery Supervision
Review of Midwifery Supervision Workshop
Antrim Enterprise Centre
20th April 2015
Time - 12:30-17:00hrs
20th May 2015
WHSCT NMC Revalidation Powerpoint
NMC Revalidation Staff Briefing
2nd June 2015
Reviewof Midwifery Supervision Final Report
This review was commissioned by Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) and facilitated by the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC). As part of the process an Expert Reference Group (ERG) was established and Terms of Reference were agreed.