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® is based upon:
- An understanding of the total midwifery time required to care for women based on a minimum standard of providing one-to-one midwifery care throughout established labour
- 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 Southern Ireland, and more recently in Australia.
Birthrate Plus® is endorsed by NICE and covers the Workforce Planning methodology and the Intrapartum Acuity System. This is the culmination of… 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
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