Staffing in maternity units: Getting the right people in the right place at the right time

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This detailed report from the King's Fund addresses the key question of how the safety of maternity services can be improved by more effectively deploying existing staffing resources.

The report reviews the key evidence on the relationship between staffing levels and deployment practices and the safety of care for mothers and babies. It particularly focuses on the relationship between staffing levels and outcomes, the potential for shifting tasks between various health professionals and making use of new and extended roles and the effectiveness of different models of care.

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