Welcome to our midwifery pages, which are designed to provide all mentors of midwifery students with additional avenues of support, especially with regard to student assessment in practice.

If there is any information that you think would be useful to add to this website, please contact Frances Weeley, Director of Health and Social Care Practice. Email frances.weeley@anglia.ac.uk.

Reporting sickness and absence

It is your responsibility as a mentor to inform Anglia Ruskin University of a student's sickness or absence and to ensure this is recorded and signed on the student's timesheet.

The University has a duty to inform the professional body of the exact hours a student has experienced in the clinical area and it is therefore important that accurate records are kept.

Please inform the University of a Student's Absence using the email address below

Email practiceteam@anglia.ac.uk, stating: Learner's name, SID number, Clinical Site, Reason for Absence

Lapses in Professionalism (LiP) policy

Many complaints against health care professionals involve issues of conduct rather than competence. Inadequate professional behaviour during undergraduate training – even when such concerns are deemed to be “low-level” - is an acknowledged predictor of fitness to practise deficiencies in subsequent years (Stern, Frohna and Gruppen, 2005). Our intention is to ensure a holistic approach to the assessment of student professionalism, including a transparent monitoring and recording system that supports the identification of both low and higher-level concerns.

Please download the following documents for further information:

Practice documents