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Midwives work in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. The resources below have a broad focus and will assist midwives to continue to develop and learn throughout their professional career.

Maternity Care

For information regarding current and past NES projects please see the Maternity Care section of this website.

Career Development

Midwifery roles in will encompass all levels of the career framework from level 5 to level 9 (including senior, advanced and consultant level practice).

We are working in collaboration with Scottish Government, NHS Boards, Scotland's Universities and other stakeholders on a range of initiatives to support high quality clinical care and best practice in professional education;

Pre-Registration Support

We are leading initiatives to support best practice in nursing and midwifery recruitment, selection and retention and curriculum enhancement associated with the implementation of the NMC's new standards for pre-registration Nursing education

Flying Start NHS®

This programme supports nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in their first year of employment as newly qualified practitioners.

Effective Practitioner Initiative

Recognises and values the critical role that practitioners and senior practitioners play in the day to day care delivery in NHS Scotland. The initiative provides work based learning resources and support for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.