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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22590: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what additional training requirements there will be for the midwifery staff who will implement the new models of maternity and neonatal care outlined in the Best Start plan.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 24 April 2019

As part of the programme of implementation for The Best Start, the Scottish Government has established a Workforce and Education Group to consider a suite of recommendations relating to the training requirements to support the new models of care recommended in the Best Start. The work of the group has focused mainly on working with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and our Early Adopter Boards to understand the training required to introduce the new continuity of carer model of care. NES has designed a training package to support this and is rolling this out across Scotland, with many courses already available and others coming on stream through the first half of 2019.