[PDF] Quality maternal and newborn care: implications for the UK of The Lancet Series on Midwifery

Source:
Royal College of Midwives - RCM
Publisher:
Royal College of Midwives
Publication date:
20 April 2016

Abstract

The series on midwifery published by The Lancet in 2014 is the most critical, wide-reaching and high-profile examination of global midwifery to date. Its main focus is the importance of midwives to maternal and newborn health in low-income countries, but its recommendations are applicable in other settings. This is an opportune moment to feed them into the thinking of the UK government, the reviews of maternity services in England and Scotland, and the Nursing and Midwifery Council review of midwifery education standards.