Midwifery Matters Spring 2016 Issue 148


Editorial 2

News and Views

Rubella screening ends in England 3
Zika Virus: what you need to know 3
Wasteful NHS spends £17million on agency midwives 4
Dippy eggs back on the menu 4
wave of revalidation 4
Nurse and midwife revalidation: a letter from the CNO 5
Treat students equally: the NHS bursaries debate 6
A debt we can’t afford: the NHS bursaries debate 6


Skimming the Surface Mavis Kirkham 7
Return to Practice: feel the fear Alex Goss 9
My Friend the Goat Alex Goss 10
Parent Education: no longer a midwife’s role? Maeve Rogers 10
A Midwife in Malawi Phoebe Pallotti 11
Birthing Instincts or a Midwife’s Intuition? Lisa-Marie South 13
Building a Better Service Serena McLean 16
Feeling the Fear Pam Dorling 18
What, So What, Now What: midwives appraisal and revalidation conference Bev Jervis 19
Revalidation: what it is and how to do it Bev Jervis 22

Member’s lowdown

Reach for the Steering Group 25
40 Years of ARM: which direction now? 26
Membership Fee Increase 26


Sheffield Shenanigans: our local group update Hilary Rosser 27
Eurpoean Midwives Association, Romania 28


Whoosh: A Little Book for Birth Companions 29

What’s on

Decision Making & Profession Intuition: Wigan Study Day 24
Virtual International Day of the Midwife 26
ARM Retreat 30
Diary Dates 31
Saying Goodbye Services 31
Unity in Midwifery and Birth: Peterborough meeting 32

noticeboard 33
local groups 35

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