Practising as a midwife in the UK

Published on 18 February 2021

An update to Practising as a midwife in the UK

Today we’ve updated our publication Practising as a midwife in the UK to provide more detail on the role of midwives, reflecting our new Future Midwife standards.

The publication provides information for midwives, women and families, and anyone else with an interest in midwifery. It describes our approach to the regulation of midwives but it is not a regulatory standard. It contains sections relating to each of our statutory functions: the education and training of midwives, registration and revalidation, standards and guidance, and fitness to practise. It should be read in conjunction with the Code and other standards and guidance.

Our new Future Midwife standards, introduced in November 2019, set an evidence-based benchmark for the profession, ensuring that all midwives of the future receive a world class education. They’re informed by national and international reports and clearly articulate the midwives role in providing skilled, knowledgeable, evidence-based, respectful and compassionate midwifery care and to create an environment that is safe, respectful and kind.

Download a copy of Practising as a midwife in the UK