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The language of the new Future Midwife Standards

Dr Jacqui Williams and Verena Wallace, senior midwifery advisers at the NMC, discuss the language of the new Future Midwife standards.

The new future midwife standards are not so new, they have been out for a few years, but with the pandemic they may sound new to many.

Follow this presentation to understand what they mean for all midwives, not just student midwives.   Ask yourself how you have matched up to these standards and principles as you have worked through the challenges of the pandemic.

Hear how these standards and the principles running through the work are designed to help midwives adapt to the diverse, complex and changing world of midwifery.

Hosted by:

Dr Jenny Hall, Editor, MATFLIX

Contributions from:

    • Dr Jacqui Williams, Senior Midwifery Advisor (Education), Professional Practice Directorate, Nursing and Midwifery Council
    • Verena Wallace MBE, Senior Midwifery Adviser (Policy), The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Watch the full episode here:

New standards for the future midwife

For more information on these standards, head over to the future midwife page.

Further background

For any enquiries relating to the future midwife standards, please email

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