Bradford Supervisors Of Midwives
Supervisors of Midwives are experienced practicing midwives who have undertaken additional education and training to support, guide and supervise midwives. Every practicing midwife in the UK must have a named Supervisor of Midwives.
Bradford Supervisors of Midwives are advocates for women and midwives. We offer guidance and support which is central to strong leadership and the enhancement of midwifery skills. This approach promotes high quality, woman centred care by inspiring skilled midwives.
We are a team of experienced, knowledgeable and highly motivated midwives who facilitate a supportive working partnership between midwives and service users. Our philosophy is one of nurturing normality, supporting and empowering choice around childbirth with the best evidence based practice, enabling the highest standard of care and protection for mothers and their babies.
What is the role of a Supervisor of Midwives?
Supervisors of Midwives develop and maintain safe practice to ensure protection of you, your baby and family. They meet regularly with midwives and ensure a high standard of care is provided.
The Supervisors of Midwives are accountable to the Local Supervising Authority (LSA) and are supported in their role by the Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer (LSAMO).
Supervisors of Midwives give guidance and support to both midwives and you. They support the practice of midwives and ensure that the care offered is right for you, is given in the right place, by the right person and that it will benefit you and your baby.
They act as positive role models for midwives, guiding and supporting them in developing skills and expertise. If a midwife requires additional education, training and support in practice, a Supervisor can recommend a formal programme of supervised practice. (information sourced from Nursing and Midwifery Council 2008)