A-EQUIP (advocating for education and quality improvement) is the new employer-led model of midwifery supervision. The model promotes a continuous improvement process through staff development, and action to improve quality and experience of care.
The professional midwifery advocate (PMA) is the new leadership and advocacy role designed to deploy the A-EQUIP model. Our course will prepare you to undertake the role of PMA, and is for midwives who are being supported to develop this role within their organisation. You do not need to have been a Supervisor of Midwives in the former statutory model to undertake this course.
We want to enable you to work with the A-EQUIP model, and believe A-EQUIP will have a positive impact on the physical and emotional wellbeing of midwives and those working in maternity services, and will also improve the safety, quality and kindness to the mothers and babies that we work with.