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Supporting Midwives

  • Communication skills

  • Pregnancy Anatomy

  • Interventions

  • Pain relief 

  • Labour and Birth

  • Postnatal support

  • Newborn baby-care 

  • Breastfeeding/feeding

  • Exploring evidence-based practice 

  • Organisational skills

  • Up to date research

  • Applying theory into practice 

  • Exploring the different roles of a Maternity Support Worker

  • Teamwork

  • Time management

Maternity Support Worker
Group Training available in-house workshop
Online Zoom Workshop Training
Includes: Electronic assignments

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Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP)

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Maternity Support Worker Roles (UK)

A Maternity Support Worker (MSW)  provides support to a maternity team, mothers and their families.

The MSW undertakes duties in a variety of maternity settings, under the supervision and direction of a midwife. MSWs support and complement the care that midwives provide to mothers and babies in hospitals and maternity clinics.


Maternity support workers can be NHS Agenda for Change banded at 2, 3 or 4. 


RCM info

  • The MSW (Band 2) can carry out a range of tasks that focus on housekeeping, administration and the personal care of mothers and babies. They will work in a range of maternity settings under the direct supervision of a midwife.

  • The MSW (Band 3) will undertake a range of delegated clinical duties. These may be in addition to the tasks undertaken in a Band 2 MSW role. They may work in a range of maternity settings, including delivering care to mothers and babies in their homes in the absence of a midwife.

  • The MSW (Band 4), in addition to the duties that a MSW (Band 3) could undertake, will have additional responsibilities that require higher communication and organisational skills. Examples include: leading on a public health initiative, e.g. smoking cessation or having responsibility for the training and development of other MSWs.

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