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Maternity services are highlighted as an area of special concern in CQC report

By Tara Kaufman, Policy Advisor, Royal College of Midwives on 21 October 2022 The CQC’s annual report on the state of healthcare in England published today doesn’t pull its punches: “The… system is gridlocked” is its grim opening. It goes on to paint a familiar picture of long waiting times, difficulty accessing primary ...

Working to reduce baby loss and improve bereavement care

By Heather Bower, RCM Professional Advisor, Midwife on 11 October 2022 The loss of a baby is devastating for every family experiencing such a loss. It is also traumatic for midwives, MSWs and other healthcare professionals caring for families who are going through this experience. Sadly, stillbirth rates are ...