We are very proud to announce that we are updating the Midwifery Unit Standards!
Our aim is to review and update the Standards for Birth Centre document (Royal College of Midwives, 2009) which identified main standards relevant to Midwifery Units. Our new document proposes to review and expand the standards in view of the newest evidence and policy as well as by consulting experts on the topic.
These Midwifery Unit Standards do not refer to specific clinical practice. Each country may refer to their own guidelines in relation to clinical care and governance
Our research team is completing a meta-synthesis of Midwifery Unit Standards and conducting a Delphi-study to get important insights from experts.
Our immediate goal is to co-create Midwifery Unit Standards and in the future we wish to develop a framework to measure implementation of these Midwifery Unit Standards.
The Royal College of Midwives. (2009) Birth Centre Standards for England Standard 7.6. [online]. RCM.
[Accessed 22th March 2017].
Birthplace in England research programme. Final report part 2. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme. https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/birthplace.
[Accessed 22 March 2017].