Current perceptions of statutory supervision of midwifery: time for change

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Wier, J. 2015. Current perceptions of statutory supervision of midwifery: time for change. British Journal of Midwifery. 23 (4), pp. 288-295. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.4.288
AuthorsWier, J.
Abstract

Statutory supervision of midwifery has been in place in the UK for 113 years. Recently, however, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2015) have voted to accept the recommendations of the King’s fund review (2015) into midwifery regulation, which will see the end of the statutory supervision of midwifery as we know it. Much of the literature on this subject extols the virtues of statutory supervision. The aim of this study is to explore current perceptions of statutory supervision among a sample of midwifery practitioners to establish whether their views and opinions of statutory supervision supports or undermines the provision of care. The data represents a complex picture of supervision. Concerns and challenges arise for all those involved with statutory supervision, which at times does not appear to support the provision of quality care.

KeywordsSupervision, Midwifery, Woman-centred care
Year2015
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Journal citation23 (4), pp. 288-295
PublisherMA Healthcare
ISSN0969-4900
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.4.288
Publication dates
Online02 Apr 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Nov 2016
Output statusPublished
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