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Policy Update

Midwifery in Northern Ireland

The strategic policy direction for maternity care in Northern Ireland is contained within the Maternity Strategy for Northern Ireland (Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS),...

Midwifery in Wales

The Welsh Health agenda continues to provide challenges to midwives in the country In 2014, there was a fall in the birth rate of 06%: from 33 747 in 2013 to 33 544 (Office for National Statistics...

An Irish maternity service fit for purpose

Irish maternity services, with the exception of a few pockets of midwifery-led units and home birthing midwives, are a hospital-based consultant obstetric-led service Availability of choice within...

What is happening in Scotland?

It is really interesting to be celebrating the Centenary of the Midwives Act in Scotland in the same year as the Nursing and Midwifery Council are piloting its revalidation programme. There will be...

What is happening in England?

The first national review of maternity care since Maternity Matters has been announced and is already underway (Department of Health (DH), 2007) The review, which was promised in the Five Year Forward...

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