Maternity Co-ordinator's Programme
Hear from Debbie Bunford, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, and Elaine Blair, Midwifery Consultant about what’s involved in our Maternity Co-ordinator’s Programme.
You focus on what makes an excellent labour ward co-ordinator, developing and improving your knowledge and skills.
The Ockenden (2022) and Kirkup (2022) reports cite the complexities of multidisciplinary working and balancing the oscillating workloads in the labour ward environment. In line with the Ockenden report’s recommendations, this course supports your development for the challenges facing the role.
What you study
Studying leadership and management in the context of maternity services is becoming increasingly important. The course content reflects contemporary issues and challenges facing a labour ward co-ordinator leading a multidisciplinary team.
You study the influences of psychological safety, civility, human factors, advanced decision making, leadership, situational awareness and tackling workplace behaviours to enhance teamwork and patient safety.
How you learn
You take a practical approach to learning, incorporating reflection and support for personal development in the practice environment.
You receive feedback to support your personal development, supported by an emotional intelligence 360 feedback report.
Teaching is on-campus to maximise networking opportunities, group discussion and learning. The material will be online for those who are unable to attend in person.
How you are assessed
The end of course assessment is a presentation based on a proposed change to practice to improve the working environment, or self-reflection on an aspect of the course to enhance your personal development. You are supported through one-to-one tutorials.
You must be a midwife registered with the NMC, and currently in or aspiring to be a co-ordinator in maternity services.
The support of your line manager to attend the course is required.
Co-ordinator roles within the maternity services.
A mentor supports your personal development during the course. Meetings with your mentor will be arranged on a mutually agreed basis.