on 13 March 2012
The birth rate is sky-high and resource planning is struggling to cope. Midwives talks to Dr Rod Jones about his future forecast and asks why the dark clouds weren’t spotted looming on the horizon.
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).
By Sarah Jennings on 11 September 2010
After three years of study and training at the University of Chester coupled with relocation, direct-entry midwife Sarah Jennings finds herself employed in a consultant-led unit. Here she describes the highs and lows of university life, ...
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 ...
By Sally Price on 04 June 2008
When the post of consultant midwife was introduced, Sally Price certainly felt it was one for her. She explains how she feels well-placed to fulfill the key requirements of the role and improve joint agency-working.