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Student midwives set to benefit from skills passport

Janine Wyn Davies, Professor Cathy Warwick and Suzanne Darra

Janine Wyn Davies, Professor Cathy Warwick and Suzanne Darra

Student midwives at the University of South Wales are set to benefit from a new qualification to help them develop specific midwifery skills.

The Pre-Qualifying Skills Passport was launched earlier this month by the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, Professor Cathy Warwick, at a study day held by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board.

The all-Wales qualification aims to supplement the Standards for Midwifery Education and will ensure that essential skills and used safely and appropriately before the student registers as a midwife.

It has been developed by all Heads of Midwifery Education in Wales, working with all the Heads of Midwifery services. The passport will be used by students and their mentors throughout Wales from this month, and aims to standardise the experience of student midwives in developing identified skills.

Janine Wyn Davies, pictured above (left), Head of Midwifery Education at the University of South Wales, attended the study day, where Professor Warwick was a keynote speaker, along with other representatives of Midwifery services and education.

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