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Dr. Kathryn Gutteridge

Family Centred Midwifery Care in Practice

  • Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Gutteridge , Registered Nurse & Midwife, Psychotherapist MSC & Doctor of Science
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

In 2016 National Health Service (NHS) England produced a report that is to be ground breaking in its ambitions and is part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The review team spent a whole year meeting with families, midwives, obstetricians and voluntary sector groups. This review team was led by Baroness Cumberledge, she understood the issues and was able to steer this work to its most important conclusion – personalised care centred around the woman and her family gives the best physical and psychological outcomes. The vision for maternity services across England is for them to become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly; where everywoman has access to information to enable her to make decisions about her care; and where she and her baby can access support that is centred around their individual needs and circumstances. If a small group of midwives managed the care of the woman, near to her home and she has access at all times to the information, choices about her birthing options then the benefits were huge. A reduction in premature birth, reduction in stillbirth, less risk of perinatal illness and of course reduction in maternal deaths. This is the reality for maternity services and now we are partway through implementation. I will present some of the realities for this model and the benefits for women and their families.

Live Presentation Schedule

Feb 14, 2022