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The Midwifery OSCE assessment will be updated from Monday 5 June with revised and new stations being introduced to assess more widely across the Midwifery Standards and the Code. In order to support this change some of the support materials have been updated and new support materials have been developed. These new materials will help candidates to prepare for their OSCE.

Candidates are increasingly rote learning the marking criteria to prepare for their OSCE, which is often detrimental to their performance. Therefore, we have been looking at ways to strengthen the materials and give candidates the best chance to prepare for being a competent midwife in the UK healthcare system.

The new marking guidance document highlights the important aspects to consider when preparing for OSCE assessment for the different stations and should lead to performances which are less stilted and more authentic and are a better reflection of the Midwife’s practice.