The Current model of community maternity care in Northern Ireland (NI) largely operates within a traditional model of care. That is, there is a tendency to rely on women to present themselves to their General Practitioner as the first point of contact. Some changes to the traditional model have taken place here, however this mainly depends on where women live.

 

DHSSPS (2012): A Strategy for Maternity Care in Northern Ireland (2012-2018) endorses the key messages from Midwifery 20:20 and plans to shape and refine current service delivery. In addition other important strategic drivers such as Quality 2020 (2010) and Fit and Well- Changing Lives (2012) a Public Health Strategy will affect future services.

Public Health Agency (PHA) has approached the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC) to work in partnership with Health and Social Care colleagues to describe current provision and proposes new models of community maternity care in preparation of the implementation of the Maternity Care Strategy.

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Documents

21st July 2016
Report Of Stakeholder Engagement - Final Oct 2015 (2)
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15th July 2016
NI Maternity Poster-v6---20June2016
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15th July 2016
NI MaternityLeaflets---20June16
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15th July 2016
Self Referral To Midwife Form
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15th July 2016
NI CCG Regional Antenatal Advice Page Final Dec2015
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15th July 2016
Final NORTHERN IRELAND PATHWAY May2016
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10th March 2016
Community Maternity Care Steering Group
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3rd February 2013
Making Life Better Strategic Framework
A WHOLE SYSTEM STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
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22nd July 2012
Maternity Strategy
A Strategy for Maternity Care in Northern Ireland 2012 - 2018
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3rd November 2011
Q2020 Strategy
A 10-Year Strategy to protect and improve Quality in Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
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3rd September 2010
Midwifery 20:20
Midwives and the care they provide to women, babies and families are of the utmost importance to society. Across the United Kingdom midwives are key professionals in ensuring that women have a safe and emotionally satisfying experience during their pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period.
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