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Midwifery Committee

Role and membership

The NMC recently changed the way in which it regulates midwives.  As part of this, the statutory requirement to have a Midwifery Committee has been removed.  We are continuing to ensure midwifery has a strong voice within the NMC.

Until March 2017, the Midwifery Committee advised the Council on:

  • any matter affecting midwifery, such as policy issues affecting midwifery practice, education and statutory supervision of midwives,
  • responding to policy trends,
  • research, and
  • ethical issues affecting all registrants.

The Midwifery Committee’s recommendations and subsequent Council decisions influenced midwifery development in the UK, which affects the lives of individual women and their families under the care of UK midwives.

Papers from previous meetings of the Midwifery Committee are provided below.

Meetings 2016-17

26 October 2016
22 February 2017


Previous meetings


26 July 2016
27 April 2016
24 February 2016


29 October 2015
24 June 2015
29 April 2015
25 February 2015 
21 January 2015


28 October 2014
25 June 2014
29 April 2014 
26 February 2014