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Research in practice: a core skill

Learning through simulation is a widely used and effective pedagogy for clinical skills, encouraging students to think flexibly and develop competence, safe practice and understanding, closing the gap...

Trying to conceive

Fertility problems in the UK are common, with up to 15% of couples experiencing subfertility (Manders et al, 2015). Those who have problems trying to conceive can experience stress and anxiety, which...

Midwives’ experiences caring for asylum-seeking women in the UK: a systematic review

There is copious evidence regarding the experiences of asylum-seeking women accessing maternity care in the UK (Briscoe and Lavender, 2009; Feldman, 2013; Lephard and Haith-Cooper, 2016; McKnight et...

What refugee women want from maternity care: a qualitative study

This paper reports on the secondary analysis of existing data obtained from focus groups previously undertaken in the north of England with refugee women, as part of the wider ‘what women want’...

Mediolateral episiotomies: more astute decisions and fewer acute incisions

A convenience sample of doctors and midwives were invited by one of the researchers (KW) to complete an interview-administered questionnaire, with the aim of understanding their reasons for performing...

Lack of policy consideration for breastfeeding co-mothers in maternity services

The written narratives from both Jane and Ayesha show mothers-to-be in a great deal of emotional distress. NHS antenatal services for lactation support do not always guarantee support for...

A midwifery team's journey implementing and sustaining continuity of care

Caseloading is one way of providing continuity, either antenatally and postnatally or including intrapartum care. Teams provide a named midwife and continuity of care, leading to a safer and better...

Implementing collaborative learning in practice in a London maternity ward

In 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care (2018) announced plans to expand the numbers of registered midwives working in the NHS. To facilitate this growth, Health Education England (HEE,...

Research skills in practice

Whether in clinical or academic settings, all midwives are educators, with a responsibility to nurture student confidence in evidence-based practice and research; partnership working between practice...

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