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Experiences of newly qualified midwives working in clinical practice during their transition period

All NQMs taking up a post within the Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust referred to in this study follow a rotational programme in various ward and department locations across the maternity service,...

New academic year, new challenges: Tips for student midwives to maintain momentum and motivation

The emotional and physical demands of the pre-registration midwifery programme should not be underestimated A ‘traditional’ degree generally has a 26-week academic year; however, since student...

The transition from clinical practice to education

After 20 years in clinical practice (initially as a registered general nurse and then a registered midwife), a secondment opportunity presented to take up a role as a practice healthcare lecturer at...

Should left-handed midwives and midwifery students conform to the ‘norm’ or practise intuitively?

It has been suggested that the growing proportion of left-handed people—or, more specifically, the greater acknowledgement of left-handedness over the past century—may be the result of fewer...

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