WI welcomes the publication of NHS England Maternity Review

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) has today welcomed the publication of the National Maternity Review, a five year forward plan for maternity services.

Maternity care is an area of long-standing concern for WI members. Following a 2012 resolution passed by the membership calling for greater investment in the midwifery workforce, the NFWI surveyed over 5,500 women on their maternity experiences to find out how the shortage of midwives impacted the quality of care they received. Findings from our report Support Overdue (2013) were used in the official terms of reference for the National Maternity Review that is out today.

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