What is MPR?

Reflect on your practice, plan for your development with MPR

Midwifery Practice Review (MPR) 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.

MPR is an integral element of the ACM’s commitment to expanding midwives' professional resources, and has been developed as a process of self-reflection, self-assessment and discussion with specially trained peers and consumers.

Developed by midwives, for midwives

MPR is designed to assist you to reflect on your practice and professional development and to demonstrate your competence, confidence and capacity across the full scope of midwifery. 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.

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

Participation in MPR is voluntary for most midwives, however for some privately practising midwives (PPM) it is mandatory to 'successfully complete an approved midwifery professional practice review program' such as MPR. The ACM can advise that MPR meets the definition of a Professional Practive Review Program (PPRP) as stated in the Nursing & Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) Safety & quality guidelines for privately practising midwives which came into effect on 1 January 2017. For more information please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) website. In addition, some States and Territories in Australia have made it a requirement for midwives to participate in MPR.

Midwives are encouraged to undertake MPR every 3 years.

What does the MPR process involve?

The MPR process involves 3 steps:

  1. Self-Reflection and Preparation (a synopsis of your professional portfolio)
  2. A Review Discussion
  3. Outcome & recommendations from review.

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. Please contact us to discuss options available to you.

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.