Midwives 'driven out of NHS by staffing shortages and long hours'



The study of more than 2,700 midwives found some were working in "dangerous" conditions, having 12-hour shifts with no break and worried about making "tragic" mistakes.
Midwives reported not being listened to when they told managers they feared for the safety of mothers and babies, while others experienced bullying from senior staff.
The poll, for the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), was made up of 31% of midwives who have left the profession in the past two years and 69% who were intending to leave in the next two years.
The top reasons for leaving were not being happy... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 24
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