SMNET Edge has held its leading 'Applying to become a midwife' days for several years, with a great deal of success and high attendance figures. Unfortunately, owing to geographical restrictions this course has never been available across the country and limited resources have proven challenging of late. Fortunately, Neighbourhood Midwives have also been offering their own midwifery taster day, which they would also like to make available to more people and expand the educational content of.
SMNET is therefore delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Neighbourhood Midwives in a joint initiative to deliver a market leading version of these courses. We've taken the best bits from each taster day, taken on board feedback from previous delegates and have created a truly awesome day of inspiration, learning and robust preparation for applying.
Sounds fantastic, right? If you're serious about getting into Midwifery then block out your diary for Monday 15th September! This will be...
Join us on Thursday 7th August for our monthly midwifery quiz. Join in the fun of pre-quiz chatter 7:30 for a 8pm start. Keep your eyes peeled for the banner which will appear as by magic and whisk you away to the magical quiz area of SMNET!
THE TOPIC IS Breastfeeding!!
Dress Code: Pj's, or Onesies
Required items: cake and wine or appropriate alternative
As always, thanks go to Elsevier for the prizes as follows:
1st prize £100 BOOK VOUCHER
2nd prize £ 75 BOOK VOUCHER
3ed prize £ 25 BOOK VOUCHER
Come join us on Monday 4th August at 7.30pm for a revision session on breastfeeding!
This session is part of SMNET's Summer Breastival, to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. It is designed so that everyone will be able to take part, whether you are a midwife or student midwife looking to consolidate their learning, or whether you are yet to start your degree and looking to get a heads up!
The revision thread will appear as if by magic at 7.30 in the SMNET Plus! area.
Independent midwives UK (IMUK) are pleased to announce resolution of the longstanding ‘Choose your Midwife, Choose your Birth’ campaign to secure workable, affordable professional indemnity insurance (PII) for self- employed (independent) midwives.
Following a requirement of EU legislation, professional indemnity arrangement is mandatory for all healthcare professionals from 17th July 2014.
Historically, midwives who have chosen to work as self-employed practitioners outside of the NHS have been unable to secure affordable PII due to the insurance industry combining midwifery with obstetrics in terms of risk assessment. IMUK’s scheme, which launched today, meets the requirements of both the EU directive and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), is tailored to independent midwifery practice and is based on the analysis of midwifery data only, over the past decade.
IMUK Chair Jacqui Tomkins said “This campaign saw...