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Working as a midwife in the UK

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Author Working as a midwife in the UK

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi, I  would love to work in the UK as a midwife but am finding it difficult to get information on what would be required to do this. Also, I've heard I would have to work initially as a RN. Its been many years since I have done this and Im not interested in general nursing anymore. I just would love to work in Delivery Suite but will do postnatal or antenatal as well. Anyone know whats required??

JustAlex

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  • Joined: Sep 2012
  • Location: Nottingham UK
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Sep 21, 2012, 07:49 am

Hi Midwife,

I'm currently studying nursing in the UK and might be able to point you in the right direction. Take a look at the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) website http://www.nmc-uk.org . If your qualification meets their standards you will be able to register with them as a midwife, in which case you can work as a midwife, not having to work as a RN. They're treated as quite separate qualifications over here; although I do know nurses who have then trained (post grad) as midwives.

It looks like you have to complete a Overseas Midwives Programme as well.... oh and meet the immigration requirements.

Hope this helps some, good luck.

Alex

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