Policy paper

Midwifery 2020: Delivering expectations

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Midwifery 2020 programme was commissioned in 2008 by the Chief Nursing officers for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland and this document is the programme's final report.



The report underpins the vision of how midwives can lead and deliver care in a changing health care environment, reflecting policy and service direction. It also identifies the changes required to the way that midwives work, their role, responsibilities, education and/or professional development to meet the vision.