Midwives at the point of registration may supply and/or administer, on their own initiative, any of the substances specified under the "Midwives Exemptions", provided it is in the course of their midwifery practice. It is imperative that midwives fully appreciate their professional responsibility in ensuring they keep themselves up to date with current medicine legislations, relevant to their sphere of practice.


Midwives Exemptions allow midwives to supply and administer medication from an agreed list. It is important to note that in this context midwives are not prescribing medication.

Therefore the Chief Nursing Officer (DHSSPS) through the Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer (LSAMO) has approached NIPEC to work in partnership to explore and develop evidence based guidance, communication and education support arrangements that will be of benefit and provide clarity to midwives in Northern Ireland on Medicine Legislation.


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List of commonly used types of medicines that you as a midwife can supply and administer during your midwifery practice whilst working in NI.