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Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings

Monday 6 July 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings

This event has now past, but there may well be news on the event including presentations and quotes from the day at our News pages here, a full list of our forthcoming events is available here.

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NICE have confirmed following the recent announcement from NHS England that the existing guidance for Safe Staffing in Maternity Settings will remain in place:
"The announcement by Simon Stevens of a review of the approach to setting safe staffing levels means that the work to secure safe levels of staffing in accident and emergency departments and in mental health and community settings is likely now to be taken forward as part of NHS England’s wider programme of work to help the NHS deal with the challenges it is facing over the next few years. NICE stands ready to support this work using the experience we have gained over the last two years. The existing guidance on adult acute wards and maternity settings will remain in place.” 
Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive of NICE – June 2015


The final NICE Guideline on Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings was released on the 27th February 2015. The guideline provides advice on how to make the right decisions about safe midwife staffing levels for women and their babies, wherever they choose to receive care. 

Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at NICE said: 
“From planning  to have a baby, to giving birth and the days after, the care provided by midwives has a lasting impact on a woman’s wellbeing , and on the health of her baby. This new guideline provides evidence-based advice to the NHS on how to ensure midwifery staffing is safe in whichever setting a woman may choose, be it at home, in the community or in hospital.” February 2015

Through expert sessions from members of the NICE Guideline Group, and the Royal College of Midwives, and best practice case studies this conference will focus on implementing the guideline in your maternity service and delivering safe midwifery staffing. 

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