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A review of the law surrounding female genital mutilation protection orders

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitalia are altered, injured or removed (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020) without medical indication (Crown Prosecution Service...

CPD and revalidation: Theory, practice and lessons from teachers

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulating body for nurses and midwives in the UK (NMC, 2015); its principal role is to protect the health and wellbeing of the public by ensuring that...

The personal and professional importance of post-registration postgraduate education

The structure of midwifery education in the UK has changed dramatically over the last two decades, moving away from a predominantly practice-based apprenticeship model in a clinical setting, to being...

Ensuring practice is based on the best evidence: Masterclass on literature searching

Midwives must ‘always practise in line with the best available evidence’ (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2015a: 7) in order to provide safe and effective care The purpose of the revised Code and...

What are OERs and MOOCs and what have they got to do with prep?

As autonomous, accountable practitioners, midwives are required to continually update their clinical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality, safe and effective care (Nursing and...

Twitter's potential to enhance professional networking

Twitter is an online social networking service launched in 2006 that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’ It is unique in that it ‘engages strangers through...

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