Scope and Content

Letters to politicians and civil servants about maternity services and specifically midwives; NHS Executive letter and circular 'Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor Consultants' (Sep 1999); RCN position paper 'Refocusing the Role of the Midwife' with accompanying guidance notes.

The file also includes cuttings and reports from the Nursing Times as well as reprints or photocopies of the following published articles:

Bluff R, Holloway I. 'They know best': women's perceptions of midwifery care during labour and childbirth. Midwifery 1994;10:157-164

DeVries RG. Caregivers in pregnancy and childbirth. In Chalmers I et al (eds) Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth. OUP: Oxford 1989;143-161

Garcia J, Garforth S, Ayers S. The policy and practice in midwifery study: introduction and methods. Midwifery 1987;3:2-9

Hauser ST. Physician-patient relationships. In

Mishler E et al (eds) Social Contexts of Health, Illness, and Patient Care. CUP: Cambridge 1981;104-140

McCrea H, Crute V. Midwife/client relationship: midwives' perspectives. Midwifery 1991;7:183-19