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02 March 2015

Volume 23 | Issue 3

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Delivering midwifery care in difficult to access areas

Earlier this month, a temporary suspension of out-of-hours midwifery services for Skye and Lochalsh was announced. This suspension—a problem that is especially significant in an area where there is an ageing midwifery workforce—was reportedly due to staff shortages—. It is not news that there is a shortage of midwives in the UK; however, something needs to be done to entice new midwives to these remote areas.

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