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Working together to implement a pre-qualifying skills passport in Wales: report of a pilot project

Darra, Susanne, Wyn-Davies, Janine, Edgerton, Lynne, Morse, Nan and Thomas, Grace 2016. Working together to implement a pre-qualifying skills passport in Wales: report of a pilot project. British Journal of Midwifery 24 (7) , pp. 478-483. 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.7.478

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Midwives are required to undertake a wide range of hands-on skills. Immediately upon qualification, they will be expected to use these skills safely and effectively as part of their practice. Therefore, student midwives must be supported to develop competence and confidence in such skills. Currently, many practical midwifery skills are not specifically identified in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2009) Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. Over time, it has become clear that some midwives were qualifying from universities in Wales and entering their new posts feeling unprepared to undertake a number of important midwifery skills, such as the administration of intramuscular vitamin K to babies. This article describes how heads of midwifery education and lead midwives for education worked together with heads of midwifery to develop and implement an All Wales Midwifery Pre-Qualifying Skills Passport, to address these shortcomings.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN: 0969-4900
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 November 2017
Date of Acceptance: 27 May 2016
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2023 19:57

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