Since the publication of the Lancet series, the profile of midwives has been raised with the recognition of the importance of midwives during pregnancy and birth. Globally there is an increased focus on midwifery education, with the aim to support improvements to maternity care. The purpose of this box set is to present the changes to education strategy that is taking place from a global perspective, as well as the changes for the future midwife in the United Kingdom, and strategies for improving the student practice experience.
Strengthening quality midwifery education for universal health coverage 2030
2019 | 52 mins | Education Strategy
Fran McConville, Midwifery Adviser for the World health Organisation, introduces the framework for action to strengthen midwifery education. She explains why there is now a focus on midwifery education globally, comparing the differences across countries. She highlights the strategic plans for and illustrates the poor investment into midwifery education. Fran concludes by focussing on the elements of the action plan for midwifery education and points out the challenges midwives are experiencing in their role. The talk concludes with questions from the floor.
Fran McConville, Midwifery Advisor, World Health Organisation
Transforming midwifery education: The new Future Midwife standards
2019 | 25 mins | Education Strategy
In this important presentation, Professor Mary Renfrew, Lead Advisor to the NMC for the review of preregistration midwifery standards, relates her own story of her career, highlighting the importance of research and evidence. She explains the development of the new midwifery education standards in the changing global context, evidence and policy. She focuses on the importance of transformation of care for women and babies. Mary introduces the concept of the future midwife and the six domains of the standards, providing examples of the proficiencies expected of students, to illustrate the changes.
Professor Mary Renfrew FRSE, Professor of Mother and Infant Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee; Lead Advisor to NMC for the Review of Pre-registration Midwifery Standards
Collaborating to improve midwifery education in Eastern Europe: Developing the WHO Midwifery Assessment tool for Education (MATE)
2019 | 42 mins | Education Strategy
Professor Billie Hunter CBE, Director of WHO collaborating centre for Midwifery Development, & Grace Thomas, Reader and Lead Midwife for Education, Cardiff University, present around developing a new assessment tool for education practice. They provide an overview on global perspectives on midwifery impacting on the need for development, with a focus on the WHO Midwifery Education Framework for action. The purpose and role of the WHO Collaborating Centres are explained and the work that is being carried out. Billie and Gail explain the Midwifery Assessment Tool (MATE) for education, the process of development and reports on the evaluation. They finally point to the future plans for the tool.
Professor Billie Hunter CBE, Director of WHO collaborating centre for Midwifery Development
Grace Thomas, Reader and Lead Midwife for Education, Cardiff University
NMC SSSA: replacing the current Mentorship Standards
2019 | 21 mins | Education Strategy
Nicky Clarke, Senior Lecturer& Lead Midwife for Education, University of Hull, presents the changes in standards for supervision and assessment for students from the NMC for England. She explains why the changes in standards are required. Nikki then introduces the new sections for the standards and the different roles of the practice supervisor, practice assessor and academic assessors.
Nicky Clarke, Senior Lecturer & Lead Midwife for Education, University of Hull
The Midwifery Pan-London Practice Assessment Strategy: an evidence-based approach
2017 | 23 mins | Education Strategy
In this podcast Michelle Knight & Georgina Sims explain the reasons and challenges for developing a practice document that could cover the whole of practice areas in London. They share a survey of student and mentors experiences of using current documents and how they went about developing the new model for assessment. Michelle and Georgina also provide some examples of the changes made.
Michelle Knight, Consultant Midwife, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Georgina Sims, Head of Department of Midwifery & Associate Professor, Kingston and St George’s joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education