NMC responds to DHSC funding announcement

Published on 13 January 2021

Andrea Sutcliffe responds to the DHSC funding announcement for maternity training.

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), said:

"The failings in maternity care identified in the Ockenden review are devastating for women and their families. Practical action, rooted in what we know improves safety, is essential to make a difference."

"Ensuring there is effective, visible and supportive midwifery leadership in all maternity services is an action we know will bring benefits for women and their families as well as midwives themselves."

"The Future Midwife standards launched by the NMC last year provide a blueprint for safe maternity care and positive experiences for women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth. The role of the midwife as a leader, working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team, lies at the heart of our standards and is key to achieving the safe, kind and effective outcomes that all women deserve to experience."

"The announcement of this new training programme is a positive initial step. Midwives make such a critical contribution to the quality and safety of maternity care for women, babies and their families, and as their professional regulator, well continue to play our part in doing all we can to support them."


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