Midwives work in partnership with women and their families to provide care and support during pregnancy and childbirth. Using their evidence-based knowledge, Midwives offer women the information and guidance to enable them to make informed choices regarding their care provision. Following qualification, a Midwife can elect to work in NHS Trusts offering differing models of care delivery. The opportunity to develop specialist skills in maternity care is also available. The introduction of the consultant Midwife enables an experienced practitioner to further utilise their knowledge, skills and considerable experience to best effect, in order to influence change and improve care for women and their families.
Our programme allows you to develop a responsive attitude to the needs of childbearing women and their families, reflected in your capacity to assess needs, make judgements and plan, implement and evaluate care.
We aim to develop competent Midwives able to utilise evidence-based practice and will ensure that you are prepared to practise safely and effectively, within the proficiencies laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. By delivering a sound underpinning of theoretical knowledge that informs your practice, our teaching facilitates your understanding of knowledge and skills developed through critical thinking, problem solving and reflection on midwifery practice. As a result you will develop the capacity to contribute to the wider healthcare agenda of clinical effectiveness, clinical governance, and public health.