Supervisor of midwives

Midwife supervision protects women and babies by actively promoting a safe standard of midwifery practice. All midwives are supervised by a named supervisor of midwives (SoM).

A supervisor of midwives:

  • is an experienced midwife who has had additional education and training
  • offers guidance and support to women and their families on care choices, communication issues or concerns about care
  • acts as a positive role model for midwives by giving professional leadership and support
  • provides advice and guidance on practice issues and the further development of skills and knowledge

A supervisor of midwives can help you by:

  • listening to concerns you may have about your care
  • supporting and advising you on care choices, for example where you give birth
  • creating an open environment for communication between you and your midwife or other care givers

We have a team of supervisors who can be contacted at any time on: 028 9063 2150.

Further information on midwife supervision is available from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.