NCT response to NICE advice on midwifery staffing levels

Released on: 26 February 2015

In response to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advice on midwifery staffing levels, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:

“We welcome NICE's confirmation that women should receive one-to-one care from midwives during labour and adequate postnatal care. We urge all political parties to adopt these guidelines as part of their manifesto commitments. Investing in safe maternity services is crucial and cost-effective.”