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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 6 September 2011
Date of Publication: 28 December 2011
Inspection Report published 28 December 2011 PDF | 54.03 KB

Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by competent staff.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider and carried out a visit on 06/09/2011.

Our judgement

Staff at the maternity unit are well supported and have good access to training. However the trust must ensure that all staff are supported to complete mandatory e-learning update training.

User experience

Overall women that we spoke with told us they had received a good level of information, care and support at the midwifery unit.

Other evidence

We spoke with some midwives during our visit who told us that they have an annual supervision session and access to their supervisor whenever they need additional support. There is one supervisor for every 15 midwives. They also told us that there are regular training exercises to enable staff to recognise and deal with medical emergencies which may arise.

We also spoke with health care assistants and midwifery care assistants who said they felt well supported by midwives and they had good access to training. However, they also told us they struggled to complete the e-learning annual update training as they were not given protected time away from the wards to complete it.

All trainee midwives are supervised by a registered midwife and women’s consent is requested for a trainee midwife to be present. The trainees that we spoke with felt well supported.

Midwives knew their rotational placements for the year ahead and alternated from working in prenatal to post-natal care which enabled them to see the whole spectrum of childbirth.