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Continuity of Carer – Workplace Toolkit

Delivering Midwifery Continuity of Carer at full scale: Guidance on planning, implementation and monitoring 2021/22 is the most recent guidance released from NHS England.

Read the report here: Delivering Midwifery Continuity of Carer at full scale

Get the toolkit here: Continuity of Carer Workforce Modelling Tool

The purpose of the guidance is to support maternity services and Local Maternity systems as they move toward the full roll out of continuity of carer across all services. Alongside the guide is a workforce modelling toolkit designed to help plan midwifery staff establishment and includes simulation models to estimate workload in local circumstances.

The Maternity and Midwifery Forum has collated our most recent Maternity and Midwifery Hour presentations, exploring real life examples of how CoC has been implemented in each workforce and the benefits it has brought to each team. Please scroll down this page to find our video resources.

Continuity is a significant part of the Maternity Transformation agenda and an intervention that can have major implications for outcomes for women, their babies and families in terms of physical and emotional wellbeing.

There are significant effects on midwives’ job satisfaction, autonomy and workload. Student midwives are also working in these models, so that they are prepared for contemporary midwifery practice. COVID-19 has impacted on the maternity services and this has slowed some progress … or has it?

Watch the videos on how to implement Continuity of Carer at your workplace below:

Dr Tracey Cooper MBE (Regional Chief Midwife for the North East and Yorkshire)

Professor Trixie McAree (Professor of Midwifery and Maternal Health, Birmingham City University)

Natalie Corden (Continuity Midwife; Blogger)


Laura Rumsey, (Associate Head of Nursing and Midwifery, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)


Sarah Petty, (Head of Nursing and Midwifery, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust)


Joanne Crawford (General Manager for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health, Head of Midwifery, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust)

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