Many women are positive about their maternity care but improvements still needed

29 January 2019 – CQC

Findings from CQC’s national survey of more than 17,600 women who gave birth in February 2018 reveals that many had a good experience, particularly in relation to interactions with staff, access to midwives and emotional support during pregnancy.

However, for some women, the care they received fell short of expectations with issues highlighted around continuity of care, choice in antenatal and postnatal services and access to help, information and support after giving birth.

See full results for England, as well as individual results for each trust.


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