Midwifery Supervision - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the Midwifery Supervision programme

Midwifery supervision has changed: A-EQUIP – Advocating and educating for quality improvement.

To support this change, an e-learning programme has been developed in collaboration with NHS England, higher education institutions, the Royal College of Midwives, A-EQUIP pilot sites and other key stakeholders. This e-learning session, supporting the A-EQUIP model, is both important and timely. It’s designed to provide further information and links into the A-EQUIP Operational Guidance for midwives, leaders, managers, maternity providers, commissioners and higher education institutions requiring NHS maternity services to have the A-EQUIP model in place.

This e-learning session will enable you to gain a greater understanding by exploring the A-EQUIP model from a conceptual and practical perspective. The e-learning will enable you to embrace and reflect on the opportunities for the future; a model that supports and empowers midwives to provide safe, high quality, kind, compassionate, care to women and their families.  There’s also an opportunity to self-assess your knowledge and reflect on this throughout the session through the use of case studies. The session highlights how the model can support you in practice and how it adds value for providers of maternity services.

 

More information

As a result of legislative change prompted by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO 2013) report and the Kirkup Report, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Department of Health, the function of Local Supervising Authorities and statutory supervision of midwifery was removed on 31 March 2017.

The new employer-led model of midwifery supervision, developed by the National Local Supervising Authority taskforce, is termed A-EQUIP: an acronym for “advocating and educating for quality improvement”. The A-EQUIP model is made up of four distinct functions:

  • Normative
  • Restorative
  • Personal action for quality improvement
  • Education and development.

The role and title Supervisor of Midwives is no longer statutory and has been replaced with a new title and role – Professional Midwifery Advocate.

Project Team

  • Dr Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE

    Dr Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE

    Professor of Midwifery (visiting KCL, LSBU), Head of Maternity, Children and Young People, NHS England
  • Sue Hatton

    Sue Hatton

    Senior Nursing Policy Manager, Health Education England
  • Toni Martin

    Toni Martin

    Lead Midwife for Education, Programme Leader – Midwifery, Academic Integrity Tutor, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Worcester
  • Jason Westwood

    Jason Westwood

    National Midwifery Supervision Project Manager, Maternity, Children and Young People, Nursing and Midwifery Team, NHS England
  • Jessica Read

    Jessica Read

    Regional Maternity Lead for London, NHS England, London Region
  • Carmel Lloyd

    Carmel Lloyd

    Head of Education and Learning, The Royal College of Midwives
  • Gail Johnson

    Gail Johnson

    Professional Advisor Education, The Royal College of Midwives
  • e-LfH staff - Neha Baj

    Neha Baj

    Content Development Lead, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Midwifery Supervision e-learning programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Midwifery Supervision e-learning programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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