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Supply and demand of the consultant midwife

Over the past few decades advanced practitioner posts have emerged in the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK. In the UK, consultant nurse and midwife posts were first introduced...

Midwives of the world at the ICM

Even while I was waiting for the bus to take me to the airport to fly home after the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 40th Triennial Congress in Prague (June 2014), the conversations...

Education, education, education

It has been almost 3 years since the publication and launch of the MINT project (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2010) and two things have brought this back to the forefront of my mind. The...

Midwifery past and present

When I was asked to write this column I immediately agreed without giving a thought to what I would write about that would interest you the readers.

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