UK (University of Greenwich) Midwifery is arriving at Medway this September
Students will have access to the university’s world-class simulation facilities where they will be able to practice their acquired skills, such as the examination of a new-born infant, and join a university whose Nursing and Midwifery provision was voted number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022).
The course structure and content will enable students to deliver contemporary evidence-based care in the changing face of healthcare provision in the 21st Century. The degree prepares future midwives for the role and responsibilities of a registered midwife and students will get to work in the NHS serving the communities of southeast London and Kent.
While on the programme, students will acquire the knowledge and skills they require to meet the needs of those they will care for. This will include childbirth in the delivery suite, birth centres and home environments. Students will learn accountability for the role they play in people’s lives, both during and after pregnancy. Care will be based on best available evidence and reflect contemporary knowledge, practice, research, and technology.
The undergraduate programme continues to provide opportunities to achieve registration as a Midwife with the NMC and obtain a first degree within three-years. There remains a significant shortage of midwives across the country, and Kent faces particular challenges with varied vacancy rates within healthcare provision.
Mandy Stevenson, Deputy Head of School, Health Sciences, said:
“Adding Midwifery to the School of Health Sciences portfolio at our Medway campus, starting in September 2023, will provide some amazing opportunities for both our students and the local communities which host our partner NHS Trusts.
“For our Kent-based students, it means they will receive their midwifery education closer to home and reduce their travel time. For our local communities, it means there will be an ongoing workforce to provide high quality midwifery care in the local area.
“Our close working relationships with our Kent-based partner Trusts have enabled us to increase placement capacity to allow this exciting development to take place. The Midwifery Team at the University of Greenwich have a wide range of experience and will equip our students to deliver compassionate, evidence-based care in the changing face of healthcare provision in the 21st Century.
“We look forward to supporting our Medway students through their midwifery education and onwards into clinical practice as registered midwives.”
The course at Medway is subject to the final stage of NMC approval and validation process.
To find out more about Midwifery at Greenwich visit here.