What is Here for Life?

Following on from the International Day of the Midwife (5 May), Here for Life is a campaign to empower midwives to tell their own stories, in their own words.

Despite midwives taking the lead role in almost have of the babies born in the UK, many people still think they play a supporting role to doctors during childbirth. Here for Life aims to show the professionalism, knowledge and skills required to be a midwife, educating the public on what midwifery means in today’s world.

Creating a collective voice

Here for Life also coincides to support the launch of Enabling Professionalism 2022, a new framework to empower nurses and midwives to tell the wider who they are and what they do. There is more information on our Nursing Here for Life page.

The Here for Life campaign is delivered in partnership between the five Chief Nursing Officers of the UK and Ireland and the RCN Foundation, an independent charity that supports nursing and midwifery staff across the UK through hardship and education grants. Find out more at the RCN Foundation website

To support the Here for Life campaign, we spoke to midwives working in NHSScotland, to find out what Here for Life means to them. You can find out what they had to say at our Career Stories page.

NHSScotland midwives are here for life, every step of the way.

Jaki Lambert, Director for Scotland, Royal College of Midwives



Get involved with Here for Life

We want to hear your midwife stories. Get involved on social media using the hasthag #HereForLife.

We are recruiting for midwives in Fife, Forth Valley, Grampian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Highland, Lothian and Tayside. To contact the health boards for more information about midwifery opportunities, visit the next steps page.