Supervision of midwives

Supervisors of midwives are experienced midwives who undergo additional education and training and are appointed by the Local Supervising Authority.

What do we do?

We support practising midwives to provide excellence in care. We are also able to support women and are available for you to discuss any aspects of your maternity care.

The supervisory team is committed to the provision of a maternity service that is sensitive and responsive to the diverse needs of the local population. You can contact a supervisor to discuss any aspect of your maternity care.

The values of the supervisory team aim to enable midwives to be confident and competent practitioners, well equipped to provide the highest standards of evidence based midwifery care which is individualised and family centred.

If you raise concerns with a supervisor of midwives it will be discussed in confidence and in a sympathetic manner. The role of the supervisor of midwives is complementary to but different from the role of the midwifery manager. Any discussion you have with a supervisor of midwives is separate to the trust's complaints procedure.

How to contact a supervisor of midwives

To contact the supervisor of midwives at Barnet Hospital please call 020 8216 4600 and ask for the supervisor of midwives on call.

To contact the supervisor of midwives at the Royal Free Hospital please call 020 7794 0500 and ask for the supervisor of midwives on call.

Alternately you can contact a member of the team on rf.supervisorofmidwivesteam@nhs.net.

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