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A MANIFESTO FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES IN THE NHS Increase the maternity tariff. The existing maternity tariff, the money the government allocates for each birth does not pay for sufficient midwives for safe births, let alone for happy births Bring back bursaries for midwives and nurses Make full maternity care available to all mothers, no exceptions Ditch the sweet talking Maternity Review. No personal budgets. No loss of beds. We want a fully funded NHS maternity system, not a choice of private providers. Respect women’s choices in labour. Listen to the mother. Home birth, midwife unit or hospital birth, they […]
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The CCG have decided to restrict discussion on the future of the hospital to just one option, not the four explicitly promised. The North of England Clinical senate has advised on this single option. The North of England Clinical senate is not a neutral body but one that works within the Government plans for the NHS, which includes privatisation and shrinking services. It is not a neutral body. The move will be massively costly, over £10 million. This at a time the Royal College of Nursing says nursing staff shortages are compromising patient care, staffing is so tight that patients can be left to die alone. The […]
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