Future Midwife specific work

Details of a new subgroup.


A specific Midwifery Programme Board a sub-group of the FNMPB has been established to support the implementation of the new NMC educations standards for midwives. It is an exciting time for midwifery education in Scotland. The three approved education institutions (AEI’s) for pre-registration midwifery education; Robert Gordon University (RGU), Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), are preparing for programmes commencing this year. Their NMC approval events for pre-registration midwifery programmes start with UWS on the 17th March 2021, with the other institutions following in April and May. This has been a true partnership endeavour, with clinical colleagues, service users and students all contributing to the design of the new curriculums and the approval events themselves.


To ensure effective partnership working between the universities, practice partners and other stakeholders, the Midwifery Education Group Scotland (MEGS) have developed a workplan to support the activities required to implement all aspects of the Future Midwife agenda:

Maternity Practice Assessment Document (MPAD)

A national pre-registration midwifery practice assessment document (MPAD) has been developed. The Maternity Education Group (MEGS) have developed this PowerPoint to support the introduction of the new Scottish MPAD which you will begin to see being used from September 2021: