A discussion paper: Do national maternity policy reviews take account of the education and training of the future midwifery workforce? An example from England.

Hall, J. and Way, S., 2018. A discussion paper: Do national maternity policy reviews take account of the education and training of the future midwifery workforce? An example from England. Midwifery, 62 (July), pp. 278-280.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2018.03.019

Abstract

The development and provision of maternity services globally are continuing to receive much attention in order to improve care and safety for women and babies. In the UK national reviews of the maternity services have taken place, with local services taking forward specific pilot projects to support the implementations of policy recommendations. This paper argues that, in order to meet the requirements of change in maternity services, there also needs to be a prompt review of the education of student midwives in order to be confident that the workforce of the future is equipped to implement these changes successfully. Using changes to national policy in England, this paper raises the question of the need for flexible national education standards, to ensure a curriculum can meet the needs of the changing workforce without the need for constant revision of the curriculum.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0266-6138
Uncontrolled Keywords:Midwifery; Midwifery education; midwifery policy; curriculum
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:30556
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:10 Apr 2018 10:01
Last Modified:17 Sep 2018 15:24

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