GMSC's advice on intrapartum careBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.305a (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:305
GMSC's advice differs from royal college's
- Luke Zander
- Member, Maternity Task Group, Royal College of General Practitioners Department of General Practice, Division of Primary Health Care, Guy's and St Thomas's Medical and Dental School, London SE11 6SP
EDITOR,—The maternity task group of the Royal College of General Practitioners recently published its report The Role of General Practice in Maternity Care.1 Involvement in intrapartum care is a particular issue for general practitioners, and in its attempt to clarify the issue the report clearly differentiates between domiciliary intrapartum care and that which can be undertaken in an institutional setting.
At home the principal professional involved will always be the midwife. The role of the general practitioner is to ensure …