International Day of the Midwife 2021

Scotland’s midwives and students have continually innovated and wrapped care around women, families and babies throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 5th May, many colleagues took the opportunity to share stories, celebrate all that has been achieved during unprecedented times and explore the evidence for investing in quality midwifery education as an enabler of wellbeing and universal health coverage.

Scottish Heads of Midwifery Event – Sharing the Learning

The theme of International Day of the Midwife 2021 was ‘Invest in Midwives’.

Scottish Government hosted an extraordinary Scottish Heads of Midwifery event on 5th May. NHS Boards had the opportunity to showcase midwifery innovation and the great work that has been happening locally. NHS Education for Scotland and student Midwives also took part in the event.

Find out more about the work presented at this event by clicking on the relevant Board below:

Argyll and Bute      NHS Ayrshire and Arran      NHS Borders      NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland      NHS Fife      NHS Forth Valley      NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde      NHS Highland      NHS Lanarkshire      NHS Lothian      NHS Tayside

Find more about International day of the Midwife, a toolkit and downloadable social media graphics and the State of the World’s Midwifery Report.

Year of the Nurse and Midwife

There was double cause for celebration this year, as Year of the Nurse and Midwife has also been extended through 2021, with focus on enabling professionalism. Planned celebrations for the first ever Year of the Midwife were curtailed in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.