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THE HIGHLIGHTS: Students Stepping Up

Updated: Apr 22

Student midwives heading for the frontline in COVID-19


The second instalment of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour – proudly supported by MATFLIX – focuses on the students affected by the coronavirus crisis hitting global healthcare systems.


Host Sue Macdonald (Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery textbook) was joined by Dr Anna Byrom (Senior Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire) and Alicia Burnett (Student Midwife, University of West London). Together they provide a rally cry for those going above and beyond the call of due while sharing the latest information on working through COVID-19 and signpost students to up-to-date guidance. Whether it is ex-nurses being redeployed or third-year students moving into clinical service, they give unique insight into how student midwives, maternity professionals and allied healthcare workers are stepping up during these exceptionally difficult times. They answer all kinds of questions live.


While you are at it, be sure to check out the MATFLIX special offer for those students stepping up.


Watch the Maternity & Midwifery Hour highlights now:


Alicia Burnett: "Student midwives are working really hard – the world over – and need recognising for it."


Anna Byrom: "We are in it together and need to share our vulnerabilities ... now it time to be our most compassionate."



Sue Macdonald: "We are in the midst of a pandemic and need to remember it is out of the ordinary."



You can listen to the episode on your podcast app of choice: Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Anchor.


DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: The next episode is about “Supporting pregnant women, new mothers and families” hosted by Sue Macdonald. Avoid disappointment and register now.

Watch LIVE via Facebook at 7pm, Wednesday 22nd April. ______________________________________________________________________________

Special boxset offer for newly qualified midwives

While qualifying and newly qualified midwives are answering the call of duty, MATFLIX is making its boxset for those new to working on the maternity unit available for a fraction of the original price – just £4.99. Get 50% off today. Find out more. 


Watch the trailer for the ‘Developing as a newly qualified midwife’ boxset:



Buy it now – just £4.99.

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