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Setting up a home birth service in East London: lessons learned and reflections on the first year

Women in the UK can choose to give birth in any of four locations: obstetric unit, alongside midwifery led unit, freestanding midwifery-led unit or their own home Evidence shows how giving birth at...

Creating a dedicated home birth team in Tower Hamlets: a review of outcomes from the first year

The majority (approximately 87%) of births in the UK take place in a hospital-based obstetric unit (National Audit Office, 2013) with the remainder in midwifery-led settings such as birth centres or...

Continuity of carer and application of the Code: how student midwives can be agents of change

It is clear from the literature that there can be many significant advantages to caseload midwifery in terms of health outcomes for women and their babies These advantages include reduced incidence of...

‘Freedom to flourish’: University of Salford student midwives' placement link with the Isle of Man

The relationship between the Jane Crookall Maternity Unit on the Isle of Man and the University of Salford developed when midwives from the island accessed the post-qualifying Examination of the...

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