What’s the problem with private companies getting mixed up with the idea of choice in childbirth?

October 5, 2016

Is there a problem with private providers getting mixed up with the idea of choice in childbirth?

Rather more than one.

Save Liverpool Women's Hospital

Privatisation is part and parcel of the Maternity Review and the Governments plans for the NHS. Mersyside and Cheshire are one of the first areas to start it.

In the previous post we wrote about the need for NHS based home births but the “One to One” name  locally is associated with a private for profit company/ companies providing NHS funded maternity care.

What’s the problem with private providers getting mixed up with the idea of choice in childbirth?

At each stage of pregnancy, Midwife support links to other potential back up providers like ambulance and hospitals.. One to one midwives, either private or NHS, rely on the NHS for back up. 50% of first time mothers giving birth in the home have to be transferred to hospital.

This privatized provision is part and parcel of current provision for the NHS. Clinical Commissioning Groups  decide which organisations they will pay…

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