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Nurse leader: Ensuring better births for women in England

Implementing recommendations from the National Maternity Review report will improve outcomes and reduce inequalities, says England's chief nursing officer Jane Cummings. 
Jane Cummings

Implementing recommendations from the National Maternity Review report will improve outcomes and reduce inequalities, says England's chief nursing officer Jane Cummings

In July, I was delighted to take part in an event highlighting the exciting developments in maternity care following the publication of the report of the National Maternity Review: Better Births .

The event was a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the significant contribution midwives make to the quality and safety of maternal and child health.

Implementing the recommendations of the report will improve care provided by midwives and make contributions to reducing perinatal mortality, not to mention reducing inequality of outcomes from maternity services and improving pregnancy and childbirth experiences for women and their families.

Key themes in Better Births, including the importance of ‘continuity of

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