More than 90 Midwives have joined teams across the Black Country over the last 12 months thanks to an ever-growing recruitment event.
And the Black Country Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) is hoping for similar success next month with the third event of its kind that is being held in Walsall.
The 22 November session, which will run between 9am and 2pm at The Village Hotel, is open to:
- Midwives – Bands 5 and 6
- Nurses – Band 5
- Neonatal Nurses – Band 5
- Qualified in Specialty (QIS) Nurses – Band 6
- Return to practice Midwives
- Nurses interested in completing a shortened course to become Midwives
This year’s focus, after feedback from colleagues, will be on “career aspirations” for current staff to come and see the specialist and continued professional development opportunities that are available to Neonatal Nurses, Midwives and Maternity Support Workers (MSWs) across the four NHS Trusts in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
The BCLMNS will also be promoting the MSW apprenticeship programme. Birmingham City University will be attending as one of the providers that offers the MSW apprenticeship course. This may be of particular interest to current Band 2 Healthcare Support Workers.
Lucy Murcott, LMNS Workforce Lead, said everyone was thrilled at how these events had grown in popularity over the last year.
“We’re promoting the Black Country as a warm and welcoming place to work, with supportive environments to help Midwives, Neonatal Nurses and MSWs to thrive and develop,” she said.
“The recruitment event not only showcases the services we are proud of, but it gives visitors a great opportunity to talk to the fantastic workforce we have here and get a real flavour of the wonderful teams we have in the Black Country before being interviewed on the day for potential roles. We’re also pleased to be offering time and space for the career aspirations element of recruitment so we can see how our existing workforce can realise its ambitions.”
The day will also feature information about the shortened Midwifery courses available to Nurses as well as the range of roles that QIS Nurses may be interested in.