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The development of midwifery unit standards for Europe

The development of midwifery unit standards for Europe

The new Midwifery Unit Standards were developed to bring to- gather the best available evidence related to service delivery. They identify key indicators which address dynamic factors influencing organistional culture and implementation of change. We examined barriers...

Article in The Guardian (1st April 2020) – NHS urged to turn hotels into birth centres during crisis

Article in The Guardian (1st April 2020) – NHS urged to turn hotels into birth centres during crisis

Article in “The Guardian” 1st April 2020 – NHS urged to turn hotels into birth centres during crisis

‘Pop-up’ maternity units would help avoid coronavirus risks, say experts.

Hotels should be used as “pop-up” birth centres with retired and student midwives drafted in to support NHS staff, maternity experts recommend in a bid to help expectant mothers stay away from hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The call comes as the charity Birthrights warned that the withdrawal of homebirth and birth centre services could be unlawful and lead health trusts to be responsible for significant risk to life if women choose to give birth without medical assistance.

Read the full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/01/nhs-urged-to-turn-hotels-into-birth-centres-during-coronavirus-crisis?fbclid=IwAR3Ri4yTrfXtVYtYXf317Co2szlh-6lY_I-n7mUOzKpTBIwvSp7gcgBDwjQ

A window on our world – The Powys maternity service

A window on our world – The Powys maternity service

Dr Marie Lewis, Consultant Midwife, Powys Teaching Health Board 'On average, 30% of women in Powys have midwife-led care in the community for labour; with 15% of that group (about 1 in 7) transferring to hospital for care during labour (intrapartum transfers)'....

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