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Midwifery in rural areas: a Welsh adventure

By Alice Sorby, RCM Employment Relations Advisor and Lia Brigante, Quality & Standards Advisor on 03 September 2019 Following the publication of the Welsh Maternity Services strategy we found ourselves enjoying a scenic train journey to Welshpool to visit midwives in Powys to learn more about how they work and how continuity of care can work in the area.

Guest Blog: It’s time to talk about fatigue

By Roopa McCrossan, Specialist Trainee, Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee on 03 September 2019 As the end of the summer approaches, those of us in the business of bringing new life into the world are braced and ready for the one of the busiest times of year. The Office of National Statistics has published data showing that more babies are conceived ...

Promoting, Influencing and Supporting on behalf of our members around Continuity of Carer

By Mary Ross-Davie, Dircetor of Scotland and Kate Brintworth, Head of Maternity Transformation on 10 July 2019 This week we have seen the publishing of figures that show that 17.3% of women in England are now being booked onto a care pathway that should ensure they receive continuity of carer throughout pregnancy, whilst giving birth and in the postnatal ...