Midwifery Care

Before the COVID pandemic, we carried out a review of our local midwifery care. This involved listening to the views and experiences of hundreds of women and their families to understand how they want to be cared for and supported before, during and after having a baby.

The review also involved gathering the views of professionals working in or with maternity services and looking at the latest research, evidence and best practice across the country.

The review highlighted that the current model of midwifery care can be improved. The evidence and the feedback told us that it does not always meet the needs and wishes of most women living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin today.

We  looked in detail at all the feedback and evidence. Bringing all this information together, we  developed a proposal for how we can transform the way midwifery care is delivered.

By making these changes, more women across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin would get high quality midwifery care closer to home improving outcomes for them and their babies. It would also help create a great service for staff to work in where they will be able to work more flexibly to provide midwifery care where it is needed.

The proposal has to go through a robust assurance process before we go out to consultation.

Assessing the Impacts on Travel and Access
Draft Equality Impact Assessment
Draft Pre-consultation Engagement Report
Draft Seldom Heard Pre-consultation Engagement Report

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Page last updated 29 June 2022