Care of high risk pregnant women should be concentrated in fewer places

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:281
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Maternity services in England should be reorganised, with some run solely by midwives and fewer hospitals providing consultant led services for women at higher risk and with particular needs, says a report on maternity services.

    Sheila Shribman, national clinical director for children, young people, and maternity services, who launched two reports this week, emphasised that the care of pregnant women and ill children “isn't all about hospitals.”

    “You may see a hospital that has consultant obstetric care changing to one which has midwifery led …

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