The Birthrate Plus Ward Acuity Tool was unveiled to RCM Conference 2016 by Programme Director Marie Washbrook and Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent,… Read more
The workforce planning system; Birthrate Plus® (Ball and Washbrook 1996) is based upon:
- The principle of one to one care in labour and delivery cited as the standard of care in several government reports (Short 1980, Winterton1992, Cumberlege 1993)
- A classification for intrapartum care which uses clinical indicators to assess the level of need of both mother and baby
- Collecting real time data on the length of time a woman required care during labour and delivery and an addition of extra midwife time for those with a high level of need/ intervention or emergency.
Birthrate Plus has also been implemented in non NHS services in the Channel Islands and in Eire, and more recently in Australia.
We are delighted to announce that Birthrate Plus® has been endorsed by NICE. This endorsement covers the Workforce Planning methodology and the… Read more
Birtrate Plus ® – Ward Acuity Tool Cath Murray, Project Midwife and Lead Adviser on Ward Acuity Project gives an update on the… Read more
RT @nicolettepeel: #rcmconf16 @MarieWashbrook reminding us background of Birthrate Plus. https://t.co/...6i
What are you using to assess the midwifery staffing levels needed in your service? How are you using this to meet user demand? @MidwivesRCM
RT @tommyNtour: @theRCN Honored to be on the shortlist
for Kate Granger Awards 2016. #KGAwards16