Sue Killen, Interim Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council said: “Like many parts of the NHS, maternity services are under significant pressure. While our own data shows the number of midwives registered to work in the UK is increasing, it is also clear that the demands on the midwifery workforce are growing.
“This report shows, and midwives tell us, that women are increasingly giving birth later in life which can lead to more complex care needs. That’s one of the reasons we’re reshaping the future of midwifery education, developing new standards that set out the skills and knowledge midwives of the future will need in order to deliver the very best care to women and families in the years to come.”
To read the report, please visit: https://www.rcm.org.uk/sites/default/files/SoMS%20Report%202016_New%20Design_lowres.pdf
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