Mrs Sarah Fleming

BA (Hons), Registered Midwife, MSc

Senior Lecturer

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Sarah Fleming


I am module leader for two modules - one is part of the pre-registration midwifery programmes, and the other is a CPD module for qualified midwives. I am also year lead for first year BSc students.

I am the lead for the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) component of the midwifery programmes. This means that I am responsible for ensuring that students receive the appropriate theoretical teaching and practical training to enable them to graduate with the ability to perform the NIPE for newborn babies in their care. 

My NMC PIN is 95I2098E

Areas of expertise

  • Newborn Resuscitation
  • Newborn and Infant Physical Examinations

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • "Practice 1: Core Skills"
  • "Examination of the Newborn"

I regularly teach on, and examine, a variety of modules which are part of the pre-registration midwifery programmes.

I run a successful CPD module - "Examination of the Newborn".


I am involved with research into newborn skin cleansing practices of parents, particularly parents in the UK.



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Further details

Other experience

  • I currently work in clincal practice, at the Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
  • I teach on the Resuscitation Council's Newborn Life Support courses
  • I work as a NMC Fitness to Practice panellist and also as a midwifery expert witness