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Midwifery: Organisations & Publications

Essential publications to know about

Explore the page below for other important Midwifery publications from key organisations.

Nursing & Midwifery Council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council produce the following key resources recommended by your lecturers:

Department of Health

The Department of Health  is the government department responsible for leading, shaping and funding health and care in England, creating national policies and legislation, supporting research and funding reports and publications such as those highlighted below.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The RCOG works to improve the standard of care delivered to women, encourage the study of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), and advance the science and practice of O&G through publication of clinical guidelines and patient information leaflets such as the one provided below.

Seen & Heard - an interactive e-learning course on how to recognise the signs of child sexual abuse or exploitation


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. Some key documents are highlighted below:



Evidence Updates:

These identify new evidence that reinforce or generate future change to the practice laid out in the guidance, and should be read in conjunction with the relevant clinical guidelines. Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal practice recommendations.

MBRRACE-UK. Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK-Reports

MBRRACE is part of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit - a multi-disciplinary research unit which was established at the University of Oxford in 1978. Their work involves running randomised controlled trials, national surveillance programmes and surveys, confidential enquiries, aetiological studies and a disease register. The results of NPEU research sit at the nexus of public and population health sciences, clinical care and health policy development. Find reports here: