Implementing and Delivering Future Midwife Standards
health & social care Training
Midwives are fully accountable as the lead professional for the care and support of childbearing women and newborn infants, as well as their partners and families. As such, midwives need to train to become critical thinkers and leaders to provide continuity of care for mothers and newborns. They also need to apply their skills effectively as individuals and as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
The NMC’s new Standards of Proficiency for Midwives and Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Programmes published in November 2019, place those qualities at the centre of each midwives’ education, professional development and training. These new standards will need to be fully implemented by September 2021.
This Implementing and Delivering Future Midwife Standards training course will enable you to effectively deliver on the new standards and create an effective learning environment for future midwives. Discover how you can implement effective, transparent supervision and assessment practices and cooperate with training providers to create and implement an effective midwife training programme in line with the new NMC standards.
- Learn about the development and implementation of the NMC’s Standards of Proficiency for Midwives and Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Programmes
- Find out how you can deliver an effective training programme for pre-registered midwives
- Excel at putting in place effective supervision and assessment processes
- Understand how to cooperate with training institutions including the higher education sector and other organisations to create new training models for midwives
Jennie Stanley, RN, BSc (Hons) Specialist Practitioner Adult Nursing
Jacqui Williams, Senior Midwifery Advisor (Education), Education and Standards Directorate, Nursing and Midwifery Council
Dr Alexander Rhys, Assistant Director, Education (Operations), Nursing and Midwifery Council
Sharon Crowle, Head of Education and Practice Development, James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Emily Boyce, Clinical Educator for Maternity, James Paget University Hospital NHS Trust
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Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives
Jennie Stanley, RN, BSc (Hons) Specialist Practitioner Adult Nursing (CONFIRMED)
Discussing the Application of 'Standards of Proficiency for Midwives' and 'Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education'
- Exploring how the new standards differ from the old and how will they improve teaching and learning of future midwives
- The 6 Domains of the standards and how will they be implemented
- Combining the standards of proficiency with standards for education to create optimal learning environments for new midwives
- Implementing the standards framework for training and education of midwives and exploring possible challenges
- Discussing the role of midwives as described in the new standards and how it fits with evolving expectations towards the role
Jacqui Williams, Senior Midwifery Advisor (Education), Education and Standards Directorate, Nursing and Midwifery Council (CONFIRMED)
Going Through the Process of Becoming Approved Education Institution (AEI)
- Learning about the NMC’s new approach to quality assurance and processes of application for running an approved midwifery programme
- Requesting the approval and submitting proposals
- Discussing the requirements of the four-part gateway process
- Ongoing requirements for approval
Dr Alexander Rhys, Assistant Director, Education (Operations), Nursing and Midwifery Council (CONFIRMED)
Working in Partnership to Deliver Effective Practice-Based Learning
- Establishing partnerships between Approved Education Institutions (AEIs) and healthcare organisations to provide practice-based learning for student midwives
- Evaluating how the 6 Domains of proficiency can be incorporated into midwifery education
- Ensuring that training develops registrants who are critical thinkers, leaders and who can provide effective and versatile care for mothers and newborn infants (perinatal mental health, public health, social care and continuity of care)
- Designing innovative curriculum in cooperation with practice learning partner to provide the future midwives with the ability to harness the latest technologies and use modern care techniques
Lindsay Gillman, Associate Professor, Midwifery, Kingston University London (invited)
Case Study: Developing Effective Supervision and Assessment Procedures
- Implementing a coaching model which supports learners and increases the quality and capacity of placements
- Outlining the inter-relationship with the new educational standards and this coaching model
- Identifying the attributes of the supervisor and assessor role that are closely linked to the coaching ethos
- Creating a culture of learning and supporting through recruitment and retention
- Our successes – the ongoing journey for the expansion of midwifery learners
Sharon Crowle, Head of Education and Practice Development, James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)
Emily Boyce, Clinical Educator for Maternity, James Paget University Hospital NHS Trust (CONFIRMED)
Workshop: Developing and Delivering an Effective Midwife Education and Practice
- Ensuring that the programme learning outcomes are in line with the Standards to provide outstanding care for women and infants
- Analysing how the changes to the standards of proficiency can empower students, increase student engagement and impact curricula design
- Discussing how innovative modes of learning can be incorporated into midwife’s education to develop and improve the future workforce
- Creating a strategy on how you can implement the 6 Domains of proficiency standard into your training programme to create a platform for future midwife development in your organisation
Evaluation and Close
*Programme subject to change
Senior Midwifery Advisor (Education), Education and Standards Directorate, Nursing and Midwifery Council
Jacqui Williams is a very experienced midwifery academic and practising midwife with over 30 years involvement in pre- and post- registration midwifery programmes. As an academic, Jacqui has continued to keep strong links with midwifery practice and is passionate about the unique role of the midwife and women centred care. She is a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. She has particular area of expertise in quality assurance. Her education interests are in open and distance learning and she has created resources for open access repositories including developing a unique midwifery repository. Jacqui is also an experienced midwifery expert witness.
Her doctoral work is researching whether resilience develops or not in student midwives as they navigate the undergraduate midwifery programme.
Jacqui’s current role is to support the development of the new midwifery education standards and the wider work on midwifery matters across the NMC.
Dr Alexander Rhys
Assistant Director, Education (Operations), Nursing and Midwifery Council
Dr Alexander Rhys joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council in April 2018 as Head of Education and Quality Assurance before being appointed Assistant Director, Education. The NMC Education and Standards team develop and publish standards for education and practice for nurses, midwives and nursing associates at both pre and post-registration stages. The team are also responsible for approving and quality assuring education providers and their practice based learning partners delivering education and training to nurses, midwives and nursing associates.
Alex is an academic by background, having specialised within molecular oncology. Prior to joining the NMC Alex has held a number of quality assurance roles within higher education, including being on the board of the Quality Assurance Agency, and an expert advisor to the government on higher education policy.
Head of Education and Practice Development, James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
MSc BSc (Hons) RN Head of Education and Practice Development / Non-Medical Clinical Tutor James Paget University Hospital and a Visiting Senior Fellow, School of Health Sciences, at University of Suffolk
Sharon has been nursing in the NHS for over twenty years, starting her career in staff nurse positions in both surgical and medical areas. She always had a passion to make a difference to patient care and from early in her career recognised the importance and influence of education.
Sharon enjoyed different career opportunities which included varying posts such as Infection Control and Women’s Health which led to a Senior Nurse opportunity in Women’s Health covering both inpatient and outpatient services. Education always had a pull for her and opportunities arose to enable her to work in different positions supporting learners and progressing to the current position of Head of Education and Practice Development at JPUH. She is also also currently working with Health Education England to roll out health academies across different organizations.
Sharon was delighted to be awarded the Chief Nursing Officer of England Silver badge of excellence in nursing 2019, for her work developing JPUH health academy, inspiring young people into health care careers. Sharon enjoys developing educational opportunities for all learners, with a desire to influence and enhance patient care.
Clinical Educator for Maternity, James Paget University Hospital NHS Trust
Emily is an experienced band 6 midwife at the James Paget University Hospital. She has worked as a rotational midwife at the trust for 8 years, working in all practice settings. Emily has most recently been working as Clinical Educator for Maternity within her department. This role has included ensuring students and staff are confident with the transition to the new NMC Standards for Education and continuing to support the coaching model implemented within the maternity department since 2016.
Emily is passionate about providing and ensuring safe, effective and evidence based care to women and promoting excellence amongst staff and students alike. She works closely with the Practice Development Midwives and holds strong working partnerships with the local universities including the University of East Anglia and University Of Suffolk.