Grading of practice in midwifery survey

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Grading criteria for practice assessment in Midwifery: a generic framework

University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Research Ethics Committee Approval reference number: 17/18-838

Section 4: Lexicon Frameworks

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Section 5: Rubrics

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Project background and publications

The ‘Grading of Practice in Midwifery’ project is a national study which is being undertaken by and on behalf of the Lead Midwives for Education-UK – a group of experienced midwives representing the 55 Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom which deliver midwifery programmes approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

The project seeks to explore and reduce inconsistencies in the application of the regulatory body standards in relation to the assessment of practice across the universities. We have an opportunity to inform the future changes to the standards for pre-registration midwifery education, and potentially also influence nursing education.

The project comprises three phases, two of which are complete and have been published:

Phase three: Development of a set of generic grading criteria
This comprises a national survey in which midwifery and nursing academics, clinicians and pre-registration students are invited to participate. The documentation for the survey is available on this website. If you are interested in participating in the survey, please see the attached information sheet and the link to the survey above. The survey is live until 31 March 2018, and it is led by the University of Plymouth.