By Jeremy Hunt on 12 July 2017
I will never forget meeting Carl Hendrickson. He came to a meeting I had with families who suffered from poor care at Morecambe Bay and I couldn’t quite work out why he insisted on bringing his son. Then he told his story, notably meeting and marrying ...
By Natalie Boxall on 01 August 2014
First year student midwife at De Montfort University Natalie Boxall explains how reflective writing and looking at past situations and assessing what you have learnt from them, is key when studying midwifery
By Louise Lawson and Claire Bunyan on 05 July 2013
Mentors play a critical role in preparing the next generation of midwives for safe and competent practice. Louise Lawson and Claire Bunyan explain what is involved in becoming a midwifery mentor.
By Catherine Doherty on 26 November 2010
Clinical risk facilitator and midwife Catherine Doherty offers advice on managing risk in maternity services and achieving accreditation for the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST).
on 13 June 2008
Strong leadership within midwifery is vital if challenges facing the profession are to be met. However, as Jo Coggins explains, there are a number of barriers that must be overcome in order to improve this and support the commitment to woman-centred ...
By Basil Lee on 12 June 2008
This is a report of a meeting of the Forum on Maternity and the Newborn of the Royal Society of Medicine, held on Thursday 25 September 2003. The meeting was chaired by Eugene Oteng-Ntim, senior registrar and perinatal fellow, at the Chelsea and ...
By Jenny Fraser on 11 June 2008
The death of Victoria Climbie highlighted serious failings in the child protection system. Jenny Fraser discusses the need for midwives to be aware of possible child abuse and how to react if they think a child may be at risk.
By Denis Walsh and Mary Steen on 04 June 2008
Reader in midwifery Denis Walsh and research fellow in midwifery Mary Steen at the University of Central Lancashire and the RCM examine both the current situation of impersonalised midwifery and the ideal of combining holistic care with evidence-based ...