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Are poor experiences on postnatal wards linked to staffing levels?

Are poor experiences on postnatal wards linked to staffing levels?
Are poor experiences on postnatal wards linked to staffing levels?
Experts are growing increasingly concerned about the sustainability of the midwifery workforce, with unfilled vacancies in the thousands, an ageing workforce with many taking early retirement, and difficulty retaining newly qualified midwives. Staffing studies have focussed on the quality of care in labour, with fewer studies looking at staffing levels in relation to postnatal care. This Evidence Brief describes a cross-sectional analysis of women’s responses to the Maternity Survey 2018 linked to midwifery staffing levels in each Trust. Researchers at the University of Southampton aimed to understand whether the experience of care on postnatal wards varies according to the number of midwives available. They have focused on experiences of postnatal care while in hospital, as this is an area where families have expressed dissatisfaction.
Postnatal, Workforce, Midwife, Staffing, Patient experience, Maternity
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Turner, Lesley
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Culliford, David
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Ball, Jane
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Kitson-Reynolds, Ellen
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Griffiths, Peter
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Saville, Christina
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Ball, Jane
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Kitson-Reynolds, Ellen
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Griffiths, Peter
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Turner, Lesley, Culliford, David, Ball, Jane, Kitson-Reynolds, Ellen and Griffiths, Peter , Saville, Christina (ed.) (2022) Are poor experiences on postnatal wards linked to staffing levels? (Evidence Brief) 2pp.

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Abstract

Experts are growing increasingly concerned about the sustainability of the midwifery workforce, with unfilled vacancies in the thousands, an ageing workforce with many taking early retirement, and difficulty retaining newly qualified midwives. Staffing studies have focussed on the quality of care in labour, with fewer studies looking at staffing levels in relation to postnatal care. This Evidence Brief describes a cross-sectional analysis of women’s responses to the Maternity Survey 2018 linked to midwifery staffing levels in each Trust. Researchers at the University of Southampton aimed to understand whether the experience of care on postnatal wards varies according to the number of midwives available. They have focused on experiences of postnatal care while in hospital, as this is an area where families have expressed dissatisfaction.

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Published date: 4 March 2022
Keywords: Postnatal, Workforce, Midwife, Staffing, Patient experience, Maternity

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Local EPrints ID: 455725
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455725
PURE UUID: 468233e7-5989-4b72-9f6e-990411ef4689
ORCID for Lesley Turner: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1489-3471
ORCID for David Culliford: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1663-0253
ORCID for Jane Ball: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8655-2994
ORCID for Ellen Kitson-Reynolds: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8099-883X
ORCID for Peter Griffiths: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2439-2857
ORCID for Christina Saville: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7718-5689

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Date deposited: 31 Mar 2022 16:42
Last modified: 04 Nov 2023 05:01

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Author: Lesley Turner ORCID iD
Author: David Culliford ORCID iD
Author: Jane Ball ORCID iD
Author: Peter Griffiths ORCID iD

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