What is Midwifery Practice Review?

Ensure your practice is aligned with recognised professional standards for the provision of safe, high-quality care to women and their families. Apply for your own peer review today.

NEW and now available for your convenience: video conference MPR!!

Reflect on your practice, plan for your development with MPR

Midwifery Practice Review (MPR) is an integral element of the ACM’s commitment to expanding midwives' professional resources. It is a formal, transparent, nationally-consistent peer review mechanism that supports you to regularly reflect on your professional portfolio, your midwifery practice, and your professional development across the full scope of midwifery.

‘Reflective practitioners are safe practitioners. MPR helps you to continue to develop professionally by gaining insight into your own practice.’

Developed by midwives, for midwives

MPR is for midwives working in all areas of maternity care, including clinical midwifery, teaching, management and policy development, and is as relevant to newly-graduated midwives as it is to those with years of experience.

Participation in MPR is voluntary for most midwives, however the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requires that privately practising midwives (PPMs) 'successfully complete an approved midwifery professional practice review program' such as MPR. The ACM can advise that MPR meets the definition of a Professional Practice Review Program (PPRP) as stated in the NMBA Safety & Quality Guidelines for PPMs which came into effect on 1 January 2017. For more information please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) website.

What does undertaking MPR involve?

Comprehensive information about the MPR Review process is available in this document – in addition an MPR Pack containing all necessary resources to help you prepare for your MPR will be available to you once you purchase your MPR.

Every year there are opportunities for midwives to undertake MPR in each State and Territory, or more often if four or more midwives from the same area request reviews. The review discussion will occur face-to-face for many reviews, however it may also occur with the use of video conferencing facilities.

Please see our 2019 MPR dates available (by month or by State) or contact our MPR Program Manager (mpr@midwives.org.au or 02 6230 7333) to discuss options available to you.

Midwives are encouraged to undertake MPR every 3 years. It is recommended to plan for your next MPR early - see indicative timeline to complete MPR provided below:

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MPR Timeline

Interested? Click here if you wish to apply for your own MPR!

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