While you in your placement and theory hours while thinking about your future and becoming a newly qualified midwife – the end is near!

To remind you of some of the member benefits, we’ve put together this third year video, which will take you though how we can support you but also the ‘what next’ of it all.

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It might feel like there is a lot to prepare before you qualify

What is preceptorship?

We believe that newly qualified midwives benefit from support provided by experienced practitioners in the form of a preceptorship programme during their first year of practice. Preceptorship should be a structured period of transition that develops the newly qualified midwife from student to an accountable midwife able to work confidently to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Code. The RCM believes the preceptorship period should normally last no longer than one year and, after successful completion, the midwife should automatically progress from Band 5 to Band 6.

Find out more via the NMC website here