Log In
Monday 1st May 2017

Mounting pressure on midwives

25th August 2009

A King's Fund report has suggested that a shortage of staff and bad management is compromising efforts to improve safety standards in maternity treatment.

The Royal College of Midwives has said 5,000 more midwives are required by 2012. The report included a quote from one midwife in London, who said: "There is a relentless need for beds day and night." Another said: "We have a workforce who do an awful lot of overtime and it is uncontrolled."


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Mounting pressure on midwives
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 12477
Date Added: 25th Aug 2009


The Times
The Telegraph
Nursing Times

Recent Related Articles

Child health services under increasing pressure

Chocolate could lower blood pressure

Pressure on NHS hospitals not easing


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2017