AIMS submitted our response to this consultation on 7 May 2019.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) plays a key role in the ongoing quality assurance and regulation of the maternity services and its staff. Effective and efficient regulatory bodies are vital for ensuring better, safer care for maternity service users, and AIMS - on behalf of all maternity service users - thus seeks to keep their activities under close review and push for improvements to the maternity-related regulatory system as necessary.
The current consultation seeks to fulfil the duty of the NMC to review the standards of proficiency it sets for midwives, and also seeks to update the legal requirements for the midwifery courses it approves. AIMS is keen to draw on our knowledge about women’s experiences of using maternity services to respond to this current consultation.
Please CLICK HERE to view AIMS' response to the consultation.
Copy of the draft standard can be found here for reference
AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all.
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