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An evaluation of the midwifery Pre-Qualifying Skills Passport in Wales

Four universities in Wales offer validated midwifery pre-registration education programmes and they all include assessment and grading of practice in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council...

Are specially trained midwives the right professionals to perform the newborn physical examination?

It is widely accepted that the midwife, having received specialist training, is the appropriate health professional to conduct the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) on low-risk infants...

Working together to implement a Pre-Qualifying Skills Passport in Wales: Report of a pilot project

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has stipulated a series of rules, standards and guidelines to underpin and regulate midwifery practice in the UK (NMC, 2012; 2015) These guidelines set out the...

Train together to work together: Reviewing feedback of community-based skills drills training for midwives and paramedics

Skills drills are the accepted format by which health professionals, including midwives, learn and maintain the skills to manage a range of obstetric emergencies (Rogers, 2007) It has been suggested...

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