Welcome to the autumn edition of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest

on 06 August 2019 MIDIRS

We’re delighted to present you with another timely and diverse collection of original articles and reprints from around the world.

Whether you’re a student midwife just starting out on your midwifery journey, a practising midwife working in the community, a birth centre or hospital setting or a maternity support worker assisting midwives in caring for women and their babies, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest will be of interest.

Here’s just a small taster of what you will find inside this latest issue.

  • HOT TOPIC: The new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (SSSA) The SSSA (NMC 2018b) aims to provide a more holistic way for students to gain experience, develop proficiency and be more objectively assessed in clinical practice throughout their midwifery training.

This paper will be of interest to all those involved in supporting the learning and teaching of students.

  • Evaluating a new role in maternity: the clinical placement support midwife

The newly created role of Clinical Placement Support (CPS) midwife at Northampton General Hospital has been well received by students and midwives over the last year. Developed in response to difficulties students, mentors and university link lecturers were experiencing with the clinical placements of student midwives, this paper focuses on the evaluation of the post and the benefits it provides.

  • Worldwide maternity services

A range of abstracts can be found in this issue’s international section including: Resuscitation of preterm infants in the Philippines; Fetomaternal haemorrhage among pregnant women in Accra, Ghana; Birth outcomes in Aboriginal mother-infant pairs from the Northern Territory, Australia.

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