Midwives welcome new guide launched to support maternity safety champions

By RCM on 15 February 2018 Safe high quality care RCM NHS England RCM Member Maternity Safety Champions MSWs - Maternity Support Workers

Today (Thursday 15th February) NHS Improvements has launched new guidance to support maternity safety champions.

The new guide is aimed at maternity safety champions such as midwives and other healthcare professionals who work on the front line of our maternity services and its hoped the new guidance will assist those at trust board and regional level outlining responsibilities and activities to promote best practice.

Commenting, Gill Walton Chief Executive and General Secretary at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said; “The RCM very much welcomes the publication of this important guidance by NHS England. Our maternity services are continuing to improve and deliver the safest possible care to women and their babies and that’s why it is so vital we support those who have stepped up to become maternity safety champions within our maternity services.

“As an organisation the RCM is here to support our members so that they can deliver safe high quality care and we will certainly be signposting maternity safety champions to these new resources.”

More information on NHS Improvements Maternity Safety Champion resources are available here: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/maternity-safety-champions/

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Notes to editors

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