Session 10

Surviving life in the NHS: study well, build resilience, stay healthy, make a difference

Jo Killingley, Senior Lecturer Midwifery, Middlesex University London
David Westley, Director of Programmes Psychology, Middlesex University London

Attrition in university student midwives, preceptor midwives (Killingley 2016) and early leavers remain a significant problem, creating more pressure on the remaining depleted workforce. Resilience is a main contributing factor to why student midwives leave their education and midwives leave their profession; therefore resilience education should be embedded into the curriculum in Higher Education Institutions (Warren and Hunter 2014). We plan to combine the Study Well module designed by the psychology department into the current model of personal tutor support and incorporating into the practice element of study.