RCM comments on joint regulator’s statement on reflection

on 19 June 2019 NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council Clinical practice RCM i-Learn

The Nursing and Midwifery Council along with eight other health and care regulators has published a joint statement to stress the benefits and importance of good reflection among professionals.

Commenting on the statement ‘Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner ’ Gill Walton, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), said: “The RCM supports the need for a robust and supportive regulatory environment that keeps women safe and enables midwives to be the best they can be. 

“We are pleased that the healthcare regulators are working together to promote an honest and open culture.  Midwives learn the power and value of reflection from their earliest training and their on-going development is based on self-awareness and self-challenge. 

“The success and popularity of our i-learn platform* with over twenty thousand users demonstrates midwives’ commitment to reflecting on and continually improving their practice.  We hope to see this joint statement taken up by midwife managers everywhere to embed that culture of self-reflection.”

The regulator’s statement can be read at https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/press-releases/joint-statement-reflective-practice/.

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*For more information on the RCM’s i-earn platform visit https://www.ilearn.rcm.org.uk/.   

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.