NHS England has published guidance on continuity of carer in maternity services. The objective is that all women see the same midwife, or small group of midwives throughout their pregnancy, during the labour and birth and after the baby is born. Currently, it is known that many women are not getting this. The document aims to support local maternity systems implement continuity of carer.
Gill Walton, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said: “We will be working hard with the Government, maternity services and with our midwife and maternity support worker members to support this process. There is a lot of work to be done but ultimately these will be positive changes that will benefit women, who must always be at the heart of the care we deliver.”
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