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Tender success - Evaluation of Midwifery Advanced Clinical Practitioner National Workforce

In March 2020 the School of Health Sciences was successful in the submission of a tender to evaluate and make recommendations to Health Education England that supports the future career and competency framework development relating to the ACP (Specialist Midwife and Consultant Midwife) role. The framework will provide guidance on the competencies, skills, knowledge and behaviours that midwifery ACPs will need to provide high quality care in line with the vision outlined within ‘Better Births’.

The project is being led by Professor Kenda Crozier with specialist input from Jayne Needham, Helen Meehan, Ruth Sanders and Dr Georgina Sosa. The award of £25,000 will fund the evaluation which is due to be completed by November 2020. During the project the team will collate evidence, review and evaluate current education and training programmes for advanced clinical practice, what competency frameworks are currently in use, examples of midwifery ACP job descriptions and examples of innovative practice relating to midwifery ACPs. The project also aims to collate evidence and evaluate examples of good practice across the NHS.