RCM responds to CQC briefing on improving safety in NHS maternity services
By RCM responds to CQC briefing on improving safety in NHS maternity services on 12 March 2020 Midwives RCM CQC - Care Quality Commission Safety Safe high quality care Maternity Services RCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Each Baby Counts Multi Disciplinary Working
‘Every pregnant woman should have a good birth experience that is safe and positive’ says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as it responds to the latest briefing paper on maternity safety published by the CQC.
Responding, Zeenath Uddin, Head of Quality and Safety at the RCM said:
"The RCM is committed to improving safety in our maternity services and welcomes this briefing from the CQC. The current NHS maternity service ratings indicate some improvements in quality, but the variation across the country is something that needs to be addressed. Maternity services can learn a lot from these reports as they clearly identify areas of outstanding practice and this allows teams to focus on areas that require further support and improvement.
The RCM continues to work closely with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) on key safety initiatives such as Each Baby Counts and the Tommy’s Maternity Alliance to improve safety and reduce the UK stillbirth rate.
She added: “The UK continues to be one of the safest places in the World to give birth and midwives go to work every day to deliver the safest and best possible care for women, babies and their families. We are seeing improvements in multi-disciplinary work as maternity teams across the UK including doctors and midwives, are working hard together to ensure women get the maternity care they need and deserve.”
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CQC briefing on improving safety in NHS maternity services
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