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Developing evidence-based guidelines

11 August, 2017

Developing evidence-based guidelines

Professor in Midwifery Helen Spiby and Associate Professor Dr Phoebe Pallotti have been commissioned by the RCM and will lead a team at the University of Nottingham to develop new evidence–based midwifery practice guidance on care of women in labour in all settings in the UK.

The Nottingham team, working with their Advisory Group representing a wide range of maternity organisations, begins work this autumn and will build on RCM’s evidence-based guidelines for midwifery-led care in labour to produce new guidance in late 2018. As well as looking at particular aspects of care in labour, such as immersion in water and epidural pain relief, they will also review evidence about maintaining physical and psychological wellbeing in the midwifery workforce. 

Mandy Forrester, RCM’s Head of Quality and Standards, said: ‘When we surveyed members recently they told us that they highly valued RCM’s evidence-based practice guidance and want more of this kind of professional support from the College. We are delighted to have commissioned Helen and Phoebe and their expert team to work on this important guidance and look forward to publishing it next year.’

Professor Spiby is now advertising for a Research Fellow to join the team to work on this project. For more information, click here.

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