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Midwives welcome Health Select Committee's Report on Hearing with NMC

Press Release 

For immediate release 00:01 hrs BST on Tuesday 26 July 2011  

Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday 26th July), the Royal College of Midwives Deputy General Secretary Louise Silverton said: “We welcome the identification of the Supervision of Midwives as a tried and trusted way of ensuring the quality of midwifery practice. We suggest that the NMC should consider the extension of this process to nursing as a way of delivering on its aim of a revalidation process. We look forward to working with the NMC in the future to develop this.”


For more information contact the RCM Press Office on 020 7312 3456, pressofficer@rcm.org.uk.

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The report’s conclusions and recommendations on the NMC can be found at:  http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmhealth/1428/142808.htm

Notes to editors
The Royal College of Midwives is the voice of midwifery. We are the UK’s only trade union and professional organisation led by midwives for midwives. The vast majority of the midwifery profession are our members. The RCM promotes midwifery, quality maternity services and professional standards. We support and represent our members individually and collectively in all four UK countries.  We influence on behalf of our members and for the interests of the women and families for which they care.  For more information visit the RCM website at www.rcm.org.uk.