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Midwifery in Scotland.

Abstract

Responsibility for health services in Scotland was devolved to the Scottish Parliament in 1999. This inevitably has led to differences within the UK as to how maternity services are shaped and delivered and aims to ensure that initiatives are tailor made for the Scottish population and its health needs. Changes within the Maternity services have been led and supported by policies such as A framework for maternity services (Scottish Executive 2001) and Keeping Childbirth Natural and Dynamic (KCND) (NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) 2009) which promotes multi professional working and has developed and implemented care pathways.

Authors

Winters P

Institution

Montrose Maternity.

Source

The practising midwife 15:3 2012 Mar pg 28-9

MeSH

Female
Great Britain
Health Policy
Holistic Health
Humans
Leadership
Maternal Health Services
Midwifery
Natural Childbirth
Nurse's Role
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Scotland
State Medicine
Women's Health

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22479852