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Supervisor of Midwives


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Supervisors of Midwives are appointed by the Local Supervising Authority (LSA). They are a team of midwives who have undertaken additional education and training to support and guide midwives, women and their families.  They are a source of professional advice on all aspects of midwifery care and ensure that the quality of care for mothers and their families is of a high standard.

Supervision of Midwives (SoM) is a statutory responsibility and covers all midwives irrespective of their employer. At Kingston a Supervisor of Midwives can be accessed 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year, via the maternity reception on 0208 546 7711 ext 2369.

One of the supervisors' roles is to provide additional support and expertise to women requiring care outside standard recommendations. We can offer support over the phone or in a weekly supervisor of midwives clinic (sessions every Tuesday afternoon), referrals can be made via the antenatal midwifery teams, your GP or you can self refer.

For further information on how Supervisors of Midwives can help you, please read Supervisors of midwives: How they can help you produced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or our local supervision leaflet.

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Postnatal Support and reflections service

How can supervisors of midwives help you now that you have had your baby?

  • Listen to any concerns you may have about your maternity care.
  • Help with any issues you may have about your maternity care in an unbiased and impartial manner.
  • Offer you the opportunity to discuss your experience, particularly if you feel you have had a traumatic birth. A supervisor can go through your notes with you.

How to contact us

  • During your stay with us on the post natal ward, if you feel you would like to talk to a   supervisor then ask your midwife to  contact us or you can phone: 0208 934 6399 (Mon-Fri 9-5pm) or 07823 402 951(out of hours) and a supervisor will arrange to come and see you prior to your discharge home.
  • If you do not feel that this is the right time for you but would like the opportunity to discuss your care/birth at a later date then you can contact us on 020 8934 6399 and we will arrange an appointment for you.


Clinics are held every Tuesday afternoon in the Antenatal clinic at Kingston Hospital.

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