People who have experience of maternity services are being asked to help ‘deliver’ enhanced education for future student midwives at the University of Northampton.
The Midwifery team are inviting people with experiences of maternity care (whether their own or their family members) to join a new service user group.
In 2019, UK Midwifery regulator the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published new standards of proficiency for midwives. In line with these, the Midwifery team are reviewing the curriculum.
One element of this is to ensure that the voice of service users are central to the education of midwifery students.
An online virtual meeting will be held in June to kick things off – currently scheduled for Wednesday 17 June – where the Midwifery team will outline the purpose of the group and the different ways in which people can choose to be involved, with a view to it being as flexible as possible during these busy times.
Members can commit as much or as little as they would like about curriculum development, recruitment of new Midwifery team members and the teaching and the assessment of student midwives.
Victoria Brown, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, said: “At the University we take pride in knowing that we educate dedicated midwifery students and want to make sure we keep doing just that.
“As a team we would like to offer people who have experience of maternity services or their family members the opportunity to join our service user group to help make our programme even better.”
For those who want to take part email: email@example.com