Maternity Action, Royal College of Midwives, duty of care, report, research, midwives, NHS charges, pregancy, vulnerable women, Home Office sanctionsWomen affected by NHS charges “are some of the most vulnerable people in our society”.

Maternity Action has published the findings of its new research that examined the impact that the National Health Service’s charging policy was is having on midwives.

The research, the first of its kind to investigate the impact of NHS charging policy on midwives, found that midwives were concerned that the policy of charging for NHS care was undermining trust and creating a climate of fear amongst vulnerable pregnant women.

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