Take part in the Continuity Of Carer survey

14 August 2018 4:02pm

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Local Maternity System (LMS) is launching a Continuity Of Carer Survey and is asking for responses through the Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) to help them to gather information about the local area.

Continuity Of Carer means that there is consistency in the midwife or clinical team that provides hands on care for a woman and her baby throughout the three phases of her maternity journey:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labour
  • Postnatal period

It enables the co-ordination of a woman’s care, so that a named individual takes responsibility for ensuring all the needs of a woman and her baby are met, at the right time and in the right place. It also enables the development of a relationship between the woman and the clinician who cares for her over time.

Women have asked for more personalised care during maternity in order to enhance their antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal experiences and therefore, continuity of carer is a key theme of the Better Births report. Evidence has also shown that continuity of carer reduces risks and will make a significant contribution to reducing rates of stillbirth, neonatal death and brain injury during birth by 50% by 2030.

Please complete the online survey to help with information gathering on continuity of carer in your local area: 


MVP will use your answers to help them to improve maternity services.

The survey closes on 9 September, 2018.

If you would prefer to complete a paper version please contact louise.macleod5@nhs.net or helen.white12@nhs.net.