NMC responds to NHS England's announcement about funding for maternity services

Published on 25 March 2021

Andrea Sutcliffe responds to the NHS England's announcement for maternity services funding

Responding to NHS England's announcement of an extra £96m funding for maternity services, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar for the NMC said:

"Today's announcement of increased investment is a further welcome step in the drive to improve maternity services in England.

“As the proposals recognise, improvement in maternity services requires a collective, system-wide effort.  Midwives play a vital role in providing maternity care for thousands of women and their babies each year and we know embedding our future midwife standards in education, training and practice will make an important contribution to improving services. 

“We also know that the best care happens when midwives, obstetricians and every other professional within the multidisciplinary team work together to support the individual needs and preferences of women and their families. 

“We will continue to work with our partners to promote excellent multi-professional working within a positive and supportive workplace culture so that the best and safest midwifery care can thrive and women and their babies have the safe, high quality care they deserve.”


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