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UHNM welcomes 26 newly qualified midwives

University Hospitals of North Midlands has welcomed 26 newly qualified midwives to the Royal Stoke maternity centre.

The midwives have joined the midwifery preceptorship programme which is a period of structured support for newly registered midwives whilst they integrate into their new team and place of work.

Over first two weeks the midwives have undertaken a bespoke induction programme, welcoming them to the Trust and preparing them to join their clinical teams. 

During the next 12 months, time will be spent on the antenatal, postnatal and delivery wards gaining extensive knowledge within the area they want to work. 

Rachael Topping, Lead midwife for recruitment and retention, said: “We are so excited to welcome such a big group of midwives to our midwifery team.  We have trained many of them for the past three years and know how amazing they all are.  We are also excited to welcome midwives who have trained elsewhere and bring with them new ideas.”

The new recruits have trained across the midlands as well an international recruit who started their UK career in another area but have now chosen to join UHNM.