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Australian midwives should have power to prescribe medical abortions and contraception, inquiry hears
Universal reproductive healthcare committee urged to better credential and train midwives as experts warn of ‘abortion deserts’

Tory Shepherd

27, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Beverley Lawrence Beech obituary
Campaigner who fought against the medicalisation of birth and exposed damaging practices that harmed women during labour

Penny Warren

05, Apr, 2023 @4:36 PM

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‘I kept begging for pain relief’: the women forced to give birth without gas and air
Some hospitals are suspending supplies of gas and air, after it was found to pose health risks to midwives. What can be done to ensure pregnant women still get the help they need?

Gaby Hinsliff

16, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Nurses and midwives should be able to approve abortions, UK study concludes
If adopted, shake-up of 1967 Abortion Act would scrap rule that two doctors must approve termination

Anna Bawden

07, Mar, 2023 @1:17 PM

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Nurses’ union in UK warns of exodus of young staff
RCN says nearly 43,000 nurses in UK have quit early in their careers over past five years

Ian Sample

13, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Frances Foord obituary
Other lives: Midwife who spent 26 years in the Gambia before focusing on postnatal care in London

Colette Jones

15, Jan, 2023 @2:51 PM

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Scottish health workers threaten strikes after rejecting pay offer
Sturgeon under pressure to resume talks after nurses and midwives join paramedics in rejection of ‘best and final’ offer

Severin Carrell and Denis Campbell

21, Dec, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Maternal mortality rises by nearly 20% in UK, report finds
Study leader says many women who die have multiple disadvantages, with suicide now the main direct cause of death

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @6:31 PM

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Scottish midwives vote to strike over ‘insulting’ pay offer
Royal College of Midwives will soon ballot English and Welsh members after below-inflation offer is rejected in Scotland

Nadeem Badshah

27, Oct, 2022 @8:39 PM

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Maternity care is not on a journey of obvious improvement
History suggests that reports exposing NHS failings do not banish the culture that harms babies and mothers

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

19, Oct, 2022 @7:03 PM

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East Kent inquiry: dozens of babies and mothers died or injured in childbirth
Damning report finds ‘shocking and uncomfortable’ failings at major NHS trust caused ‘significant harm’ to families

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

19, Oct, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Beulah Ainley obituary
Other lives: Nurse and midwife who moved into journalism and was instrumental in the establishment of the George Viner Memorial Fund

Adam Ainley

12, Oct, 2022 @5:04 PM

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