All4Maternity #MaternityLeader

All4Maternity Leadership Collective has launched a new campaign #MaternityLeader Goal This campaign marks the beginning of a new community of maternity leaders, midwives, doctors, healthcare workers, doulas. The maternity workforce is changing, midwifery faces challenges ahead and we would like to contribute to the development of a maternity workforce ready and prepared to fulfil leadership opportunity […]

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Building enhanced midwifery services

ADVANCING PRACTICE Leadership Building enhanced midwifery services As midwives in 2016, we find ourselves in an ever-more challenging environment when it comes to providing effective care throughout the pregnancy continuum. Social deprivation and poverty seem to be common denominators when taking booking histories and, as a result, we see a steady increase in families where […]

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Improving workplace behaviour in maternity services

ADVANCING PRACTICE Leadership Improving workplace behaviour in maternity services It is tragic that in the midwifery and medical professions we are still witnessing bullying and poor workplace behaviours in the NHS. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have been discussing this since the early 2000s as midwifery […]

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Enhancing and developing leadership in midwifery

ADVANCING PRACTICE Leadership Enhancing and developing leadership in midwifery Leadership is a word often heard in any workplace, and healthcare services are no different. Much has been written about leadership styles and theories, with a search of one online retailer revealing 153,589 books available on the subject. How many midwives have those books on their […]

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