In communities everywhere, it’s a basic human right of every single woman, baby and family to experience the best and safest care possible during pregnancy, birth and postnatally.

As the professional regulator of more than 40,000 midwives across all four countries of the UK, that’s our expectation, that’s what we are striving for because that’s what people simply deserve – now, and for the future.

We’re proud to celebrate the launch of new, transformational midwifery standards that will equip midwives of the future with the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours to meet women’s changing and often complex, individual needs and choices.

New standards for the future midwife

Find out more about the future midwife standards consultation.


We held a series of webinars about the new standards and what they mean for you.

You can download a copy of the webinar slides if you weren't able to attend.

Marking this moment

As a four country regulator, we were proud to mark this important moment with celebration events across the UK. They took place in:

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Cardiff, Wales, on Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • London, England, on Wednesday 12 February 2020

See more from the events on our Twitter.