Editorial: #inittogether – Passing It On

EDITORIAL #Inittogether – passing it on This summer I was contacted by a midwife from Birmingham and asked if I could send some well-wishes for one of my past clinical mentors as she retired from midwifery. I had worked with this mentor in my final community placement of midwifery education. Reflecting on that time, I […]

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Preceptorship: 7. Perineal suturing

MIDWIFERY BASICS Preceptorship 7. Perineal suturing During the transition from student midwife, the newly qualified practitioner (NQM) is required to obtain experience of perineal suturing. With exposure varying from student to student and inconsistency in teaching methods between hospital trusts, the NQM can be left feeling apprehensive and unsupported to learn this skill. Suturing is […]

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Preceptorship: 4. Managing workload and prioritising care: top tips

MIDWIFERY BASICS Preceptorship 4. Managing workload and prioritising care: top tips In this fourth article of the series, Neesha Ridley and Kerry Taylor look into the barriers and challenges that present to all midwives, particularly in the prioritisation of care and management of workload. Top tips in order to help support newly qualified midwives manage […]

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Preceptorship: 3. Being a preceptor – rewarding but challenging

MIDWIFERY BASICS Preceptorship 3. Being a preceptor – rewarding but challenging Preceptorship is the 15th series of ‘Midwifery basics’ targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women’s experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a […]

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Preceptorship: 2. Newly qualified midwives

MIDWIFERY BASICS Preceptorship 2. Newly qualified midwives National and professional organisations advocate that employers should provide newly qualified midwives with a structured model of preceptorship. This is to increase confidence and competence, consequently strengthening recruitment and retention. In this second article of the series, Kerry Taylor, Stephanie Heys and Jessemy Evans look first hand at […]

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Preceptorship: 1. Success at last!

MIDWIFERY BASICS Preceptorship 1. Success at last! National and professional organisations advocate that employers should provide newly qualified midwives with a structured model of preceptorship. This is to increase confidence and competence, consequently strengthening recruitment and retention. Working alongside a named experienced preceptor further enhances self-belief and ability, although there is a shortage of evidence […]

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Midwifery Basics: Midwifery Supervision 7. Proactive use of supervision

BASICS Midwifery Supervision 7. Proactive use of supervision Midwifery supervision is the 13th series of ‘Midwifery basics’ targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women’s experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of […]

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