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The Midwifery Unit Network: creating a community of practice to enhance maternity services

Rocca-Ihenacho, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-8161-3938, Newburn, M. and Byrom, S. (2017). The Midwifery Unit Network: creating a community of practice to enhance maternity services. The Practising Midwife, 20(6), pp. 24-27.

Abstract

The Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet) is a community of practice which aims to promote and support the implementation and improvement of midwifery units (MUs) in the UK and internationally. It was launched in April 2016 and has been growing fast since its inception. In this article the co-leads of the MUNet describe how they established the network, and the challenges that they had to overcome. The aim of this article is to inspire more midwives and parent advocates to consider establishing a community of practice, and to offer some guidance on the key aspects involved.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Practising Midwife. All rights reserved. For personal use only.
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20545
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