[PDF] Getting the midwifery workforce right

Royal College of Midwives - RCM
Royal College of Midwives
Publication date:
08 December 2016


This outlines how maternity services should be organised funded and staffed. It also outlines the role of the midwife and approaches for services.


In order to try to bring some clarity into debates, policies and decisions about how maternity services should be configured, funded and staffed, the RCM has developed this guidance which explains the role of the midwife, the limits and scope of the role, its relationship with other professionals and care givers and the approaches which are most likely to lead to safe and effective staffing decisions.