Midwives: Cumbria

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st February 2022.

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Photo of Neil Hudson Neil Hudson Conservative, Penrith and The Border

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of midwives in Cumbria.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is undertaking a recruitment campaign which has attracted five new midwife appointments, with a plan to recruit twelve midwives through international recruitment. In 2023, there will be twice as many places available for student midwifery training to maximise the number of midwives qualifying in Cumbria.

A new apprentice midwifery course at the University of Cumbria has been validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This will allow staff within the organisation to achieve a midwifery registration within Cumbria. From April 2022, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a resource dedicated to supporting internationally recruited midwives and student and midwifery retention.

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