All students have supernumerary status during clinical practice throughout the programme (NMC 2009 Standard 14).

Two books are used to record the assessment of clinical practice: The NMC Competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Logbook and the Ongoing Record of Achievement Book.  The Logbook has been developed to demonstrate that the student, at the point of registration, has achieved the NMC Competencies, Essential Skills Clusters and EU activities.  

The named mentor will assess the student continually throughout each practice module, both formatively and summatively. Student progress should be documented and mentor signature entered in the Logbook.  In addition she will complete the Ongoing Record of Achievement book.  The sign-off mentor will confirm that the student is competent at designated progression points and enter her signature on the appropriate page of the ongoing record of achievement book.

ORA Example of mentor sign off progression point pageClinical Logbook (2008 Curriculum, long programme, sample)

ORA Example of mentor sign off progression point pageClinical Logbook (2013 Curriculum, shortened programme, sample)

ORA Example of mentor sign off progression point pageClinical Logbook (2013 Curriculum, long programme, sample)

ORA Example of mentor sign off progression point pageORA blank page

ORA Example of mentor sign off progression point pageORA example - good

ORA Example of mentor sign off progression point pageORA example - poor

 

Attendance Guidelines in Midwifery

Student midwives are required to adhere to guidelines on attendance in theory and practice.

Following an increase in programme hours for compliance with NMC and EU regulations in 2016, there are two versions specifically designed according to when students commenced the programme.

Version A (blue) relates to students who commenced their programme before 2016 and Version B (green) is for those who commenced in 2016 onwards. There are important differences between these two versions and it is important that the correct version is used.

Version A - (Pre 2016 entry)Version A - (Pre 2016 entry)

Version B -  (2016 entry)Version B - (2016 entry)