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56C) Midwife shortages having impact on units, says CQC

3rd Mar, 2022 | Information


Essex maternity staff shortages having impact, says CQC 27 September 2021

Maternity units already criticised by NHS inspectors still have “significant staffing concerns”, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said.

The summary said: “Across all clinical areas it was clear that there were significant midwifery staffing concerns which were impacting on the service and staff.

“Where possible, this was mitigated using non-clinical staff and flexible working by senior leads.

“Midwives were frustrated by the staffing shortages and felt they were not being heard by ward managers.”