Supervisors of Midwives develop and maintain safe practice to
ensure protection of you, your baby and family. They meet regularly
with midwives and ensure a high standard of care is provided.
The supervisors are independent of the
employer and often work in a team. Their role is different from the
midwifery manager who is responsible to the employer to make sure
that maternity services run effectively.
The Supervisor of Midwives is
accountable to the Local Supervising Authority (LSA) and is
supported in their role by the Local Supervising Authority
Midwifery Officer (LSAMO).
You will find more about the statutory supervision of midwives
in the leaflet opposite.
Join our Discussion Forum to let us know about
your experiences of maternity services in the UK and the statutory
supervision of midwives.