Safer childbirth: minimum standards for the organisation and delivery of care in labour

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This report is prepared by the Royal Colleges of Midwives, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Anaesthetists and Paediatrics and Child Health. It examines the core and minimum standards required for safe maternity care, with a focus on staffing levels.

The core principle advanced by the report is that resources and facilities should match workload, and that clear governance and monitoring processes are required to monitor staffing and safety. The report outlines minimum staffing and training requirements for midwives and doctors.

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