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 ...
By Mary Ross-Davie - RCM Director for Scotland on 11 December 2018
Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCOC) is a big issue in maternity care. The Scottish and English maternity polices published since 2016 both recommend that MCOC becomes the central model of maternity care in both countries.
By Juliette Astrup on 25 May 2018
Providing continuity of carer is perhaps one of the most challenging principles of maternity transformation. Juliette Astrup looks at how some of the early adopters are putting it into practice.
By Juliette Astrup on 24 November 2017
While keeping women and babies safe has always been at the heart of everything midwives do, the approach to safety across maternity services is changing, from policy level right down to the language used to talk about risk. Here, Juliette Astrup ...
By Julie Griffiths on 24 November 2017
Birthrate Plus is working on guidance to make implementing continuity of carer easier. Marie Washbrook, who has been involved with the organisation for nearly three decades, explains more.