midwifery unit network resources
GUIDANCE, POLICY DOCUMENTS AND TOOLKITS
Better Births: improving outcomes of maternity services in England NHS England 2016
Birthplace in England Research Study NPEU 2012
Increasing the number of births at home and in midwifery led units: A best practice toolkit London Strategic Clinical Networks 2015
Quality Standard Intrapartum Care NICE 2015
Standards for Birth Centres in England RCM 2009
(Sandall et al 2014) The efficient use of the maternity workforce and the implications for safety and quality in maternity care: a population-based, cross-sectional study. Health services and delivery research Vol 2 Issue 38
Schroeder L, Patel N, Keeler M, Rocca-Ihenacho L, McFarlane A (2016) The economic costs of intrapartum care in Tower Hamlets: a comparison between the cost of birth in a freestanding midwifery unit and hospital for women at low risk of obstetric complications. Midwifery
BIRTHPLACE CASE STUDIES REPORTS
McCourt C, Rance S, Rayment J, Sandall J. (2011) Birthplace qualitative organisational case studies: how maternity care systems may affect the provision of care in different birth settings Birthplace in England research programme. Final report, part 6. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme; 2011.
McCourt, C. Rayment, J., Rance, S., Sandall, J. (2014) An ethnographic organisational study of alongside midwifery units: a follow-on study from the Birthplace in England programme. Health Services And Delivery Research 2014 VOL. 2 NO. 7
Books and published papers
Coxon K (2012) Making evidence about risks and benefits accessible to parents NCT Perspective Issue 16
Kirkham M (2003) Birth centres: a social model for maternity care Books for midwives
McFarlane AJ et al (2014) Survey of women's experiences of care in a new freestanding midwifery unit in an inner city area of London, England - 1: Methods and women's overall ratings of care
Rayment J, McCourt C, Rance S, Sandall J (2015) What makes alongside midwifery- led units work? Lessons from a national research project The Practising Midwife June Pp 31-33
On the 2nd July 2015, the National Childbirth Trust held and event Midwifery-led care and choice of place of birth: facilitating change through sharing research and good practice at the University of Birmingham.
Please follow this link to access the slides from the talks given by experts on the day.