|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.
Council for Nursing and Midwifery
Project Plan For The Review of Midwifery Supervision
In Northern Ireland
Sue Jose ,LSA Midwifery Officer
Healthcare Inspector Wales
Expert Reference Group
Date: 2nd March 2015
Venue: Bretten Hall Antrim Hospital
NMC Midwifery Committee Member
NMC Update-Midwifery Committee Position
Antrim Enterprise Centre
20th April 2015
Time - 12:30-17:00hrs