Public Sector Event

Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre

Date: 16 Jun 2014

Synopsis: This conference focuses on the development of revalidation for midwives and the role a strengthened midwifery appraisal plays in support of midwife revalidation.


Commenting on the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) plans on revalidation of nurses and midwives, Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), said: “The RCM is pleased to have been involved in discussions on this issue. There is no doubt that It is essential for public safety that midwives are competent and safe practitioners, and the public should rightly expect health professionals to show they are up to date on their practice…The RCM wants to see appraisal, which is part of midwives’ UK wide terms and conditions, work, but if this is to be the basis of revalidation it will need to be delivered uniformly across the NHS…The proposals appear to suggest a three yearly enhanced form of appraisal, but the issue is that currently a significant proportion of midwives do not get an appraisal and of those that do a large number do not find it useful…We look forward to working with the NMC to move these proposals forward so that they work for midwives and importantly ensure competence and safety to protect the public.”

The conference will also look at the role of statutory supervision and annual assessment of competence and how this could fit with a new appraisal and revalidation model.

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Kerry Tarrant 01932 429933 020 8181 6491 (fax)