Professional Midwifery Advocate
Advocating and educating for quality improvement (A-EQUIP) is the new model and framework of midwifery
supervision. The Professional Midwifery Advocate is a fundamental leadership and advocacy role designed to deploy the A-EQUIP model. The role supports staff through a continuous improvement process that aims to
build personal and professional resilience, enhance quality of care and support preparedness for professional revalidation. To undertake the role, a midwife must successfully complete a PMA preparation programme (bridging module/shortened or long programme).
Who is it for?
The bridging programme is specifically designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of previous Supervisors of Midwives who have undertaken the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme (NMC 2014) or equivalent training, and who are considered by the employing NHS Trusts to be
Overview of contentThe programme is based on developing the attendee’s skills and expertise in the four areas of: clinical leadership; restorative clinical supervision, normative function and personal action for quality improvement.
The programme delivery is designed to recognise the existing knowledge and experience of, and work with,
the participants and will be one of blended learning – an approach which combines and aligns learning undertaken in face to face sessions with online learning opportunities. It is expected that the attendees will
be prepared to actively participate in-group discussions and take responsibility to ask questions, give feedback and support their colleagues.
Mode of assessment
Assessment will be through completion of a competency document. Participants must demonstrate proficiency in all competencies which should be benchmarked and evidenced against proficiencies and experience from having undertaken the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme.
This is a non credit-bearing programme.
Course structure - 4 days over 6 weeks
The programme will be provided at the University of Sheffield. The programme consists of four days of training over consecutive weeks with 4x hourly sessions for each attendee over the following weeks to complete the restorative element of the training in the provider Trusts.
12th and 13th February 2018, 5th and 19th March 2018
Application and Funding
To apply for this course, you need to complete an online application and a paper funding form. To complete the online application, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this page. Please provide accurate details of your Midwifery training qualifications on the online application form. You may be contacted to clarify these details if it is not clear.
To complete the nomination form please select the "approval form" link from the downloads at the top right of this page. All applicants need to have support from their Head of Midwifery/employer. If successful in your application for the course, you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching closer to the start date.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see here for a map of the Central Campus.
Programme leader/Contact Name:
Tel: 0114 222 2043; Email: email@example.com