04 Nov 2022
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is inviting feedback on the revised Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives.
The current guidelines protect the public by articulating a robust regulatory framework to support the safe, professional practice of privately practising midwives (PPMs). By providing PPMs with current, evidence-informed regulatory information, the guidelines enhance the provision of safe, high-quality care, facilitate workforce flexibility and improve access to midwifery services.
The current guidelines were published in 2017. This review aligns with the NMBAs commitment to review standards, codes and guidelines approximately every 5-years.
The intention of the review is to ensure the guidelines remain contemporary and reflect the current safety and quality expectations for PPMs. The NMBA have proposed minor updates to reflect best practice and evidence.
You can find the public consultation paper and revised Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives on the NMBA consultations page.