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.