Baby Friendly successful re-accreditation

Posted on 10 May 2018

The Department of Health Sciences is delighted that its undergraduate BA (Hons) Midwifery Practice has been successfully re-accredited as ‘Baby Friendly’ by UNICEF.

The midwifery team in Health Sciences are delighted that the undergraduate BA (Hons) Midwifery Practice programme has been successfully re-accredited as ‘Baby Friendly’ by UNICEF.

The award is given to universities who can demonstrate a high standard of infant feeding education in their midwifery (or health visiting) curriculum.

The re-accreditation involved two assessors interviewing third year students to ask them about lots of different aspects of infant feeding, particularly supporting mothers breastfeeding. Health Sciences third year midwifery students did us proud by easily and comfortably demonstrating their skills and knowledge to the assessors, who described our students as being of 'exceptionally high calibre', obvious leaders who were compassionate and kind. They said the students could 'join the dots' when planning care and were a joy to interview. The students achieved an incredible 100% correct answers to all the questions asked.

Professor Karl Atkin, Head of Department said: “I am extremely proud of the midwifery education team and midwifery students within the Department who demonstrated a clear and sound knowledge of breastfeeding. Gaining 100% correct answers to all questions asked is an impressive achievement for the team.”

The University will hold the award for a further 3 years before it has to be re-accredited.

Visit Baby Friendly accreditation for more information.