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Supporting students through a global pandemic and beyond

This report finds that many student midwives are struggling under the weight of financial concerns, poor mental health and an unpredictable job market.

It finds that 96 per cent of student midwives reported having mild or moderate mental health problems since the pandemic began. The survey shows that by the end of July just 36 per cent of students in their final year of midwifery training had been offered a job in the NHS. At the same time, midwifery educator numbers are not keeping pace with the rise in student midwife numbers, potentially leaving students less supported throughout their training.