Research and evidence are at the core of our work. Through our educational training programmes, our influencing, consultancy or policy making… research underpins all that we do.

In collaboration with the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research at City, University of London, Midwifery Unit Network has been active in influential research since its creation. This includes: NICE Birthplace Action Study, Midwifery Unit Support for Excellence Pathway (MUSE)-Pathway and NICE/NHS decision aids.

Published research on midwifery units is growing all the time. Keep up-to-date with must-read articles by visiting our resources page where you can also find examples of guidance, policy documents and toolkits, operating policies, clinical guidelines and pathways to help support your own unit.

Visit the Midwifery Unit Standards page to explore how we recommend using best evidence to establish or improve a Midwifery Unit.