A paper written by Dr Jenny Hall from CEL and Dr Sue Way from the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH) has been published online in the journal Midwifery. It is titled ‘A discussion paper: Do national maternity policy reviews take account of the education and training of the future midwifery workforce? An example from England’ and discusses how global reviews of maternity services take place without prompt reviews of education alongside. The paper argues the need to have more flexibility in national education standards, to ensure a curriculum can meet the needs of the changing workforce without the need for constant revision. The paper highlights the current changes undertaking maternity service in England and provides examples of where student midwives require adaptation to their education programme in order to meet the changes in the service. It is hoped the paper will add to global discussions around future curriculum planning for midwifery students.
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