NMC welcomes new vision for maternity care in Wales
Our response to the Welsh Government's maternity services strategy (2019 to 2024)
On Wednesday 3 July, the Welsh Government published two plans setting out their five year vision for maternity care in Wales: Maternity care in Wales: a five year vision for the future (2019-24) and the All Wales breastfeeding five year action plan July 2019.
Responding to their publication, Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive and Registrar, said:
“We welcome this important new action plan and five year vision for the future of maternity care in Wales at this vital time for the midwifery profession and the women, their families and communities who depend on their care.
“The NMC is currently reviewing the proposed Future Midwife standards after recent extensive consultation and engagement. I am confident that when they are finalised these standards will play an important part in helping to realise the vision the Welsh Government has now set out.
“As the regulator for midwives across the whole UK, we will continue to work closely with all our partners in Wales to enable the best and safest care for women and their families.”
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