The starting point for this post is an article about birth, from The Guardian, in December 2014. It was published in response to the updated clinical guideline NICE CG190 Intrapartum Care – care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth.
We talked about this article on the #MatExp Facebook group in September this year. This is an edited version of what I said in reply to concerns there that the tone of the article might be seen as offensive towards the medical profession: Continue reading
Calling all midwives, maternity lay advocates, doulas, obstetricians and other doctors concerned with birth, and students too! And commissioners and Clinical Commissioning Group clinical advisers too – so important.
You need to read the recommendations. Really, you do.
Because after that we’re going to do the updated chapters of the full guideline, chapter by chapter.
It’s fun. And it’s important.
Take the cup of tea challenge!
Cup of Tea
Read the NICE #IPCare recs Link here
Tweet something! #IPCareTea
Catherine Williams@BerksMaternity #MatExp #mslc
Great news that the 2006 Department of Health MSLC guidelines are being updated – publication of the new guidelines expected soon. Reflecting on where we are now, with thanks to Midirs for permission to post, here is my article from April 2015 on MSLCs.
What are MSLCs? How do they work? What do they contribute in maternity? Also includes some thoughts on the experience of being a NICE Lay Member (Intrapartum Care, CG190, 2014)