Midwifery Leaders Support Tender

Midwifery Leaders Support Tender

To provide immediate support (all delivered by March 2022) to 400 midwifery leaders.

Midwives’ morale

NHS England

Contract summary



  • Health services – 85100000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

9 December 2021

Approach to market date

23 December 2021

Contract start date

6 January 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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NHS England and NHS Improvement is looking to procure a package that can offer immediate support (all delivered by March 2022) to 400 midwifery leaders.

Tackling work related stress and burnout is a priority and a focus for this specialised area of healthcare that is in need of specific support that will understand the midwifery pressures and priorities, including the pressures in retention.

This package should deliver a pool of resources for leaders to look after their own wellbeing and as result increase their capacity in addressing ongoing burdens. The package should contain:

o Access to online programme for optimal state of mind for personal, practice and organisational wellbeing. This must include the provision of well-being education and support in a replicable and scalable format. Midwifery leadership coaching from practitioners and legacy midwife leaders to support well-being, leadership and internal flow down of well-being support.
o Sessions that participants will process through with main video and a range of supporting content that allows further exploration) and online-coaching conversation
o Virtual support sessions alongside midwifery leaders for further insight and share practice-based considerations.
o Co-design and facilitation of a midwifery regional communities of practice for midwifery leaders to transform the health and wellbeing needs of their teams.
o Facilitated sessions
o Midwifery compassionate leadership practice and resources
o EDI awareness and leadership approaches
o Programme evaluation and development work to inform a sustainable model of support
o Evaluation leadership and management
o Pre and post survey development and circulation
o Qualitative data collection, transcription and analysis
o Dissemination

The budget for this work is £200k and the timeline of complete delivery is March 2022.


How to apply


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About the buyer


Contact name

Sajjad Khan


Quarry Hill,