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Response to the Royal College of Midwives’ calls for greater support to be given to women with severe and multiple disadvantage during pregnancy

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Responding to the Royal College of Midwives’ calls for greater support to be given to women with severe and multiple disadvantage during pregnancy, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said:

“It’s vital that all women, including those in vulnerable circumstances get the right care and support they need during their pregnancy.

Our new standards ensure that midwives have the skills and knowledge needed to provide continuity of care and be able to coordinate care for women who need the support of the wider health and social care team.

“Employers also have an important role to play in creating the right working environment for midwives, enabling them to work in partnership with women and their families to provide the best midwifery care. This includes ensuring midwives have dedicated support when they are newly qualified and training and development opportunities throughout their careers. 

“All those responsible for the care of women need to work together to ensure no woman is left behind, regardless of their circumstances.”


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