Replacement maternity strategy gets the nod from GPs

The new 'strategic direction' is promising to put women at the centre of care

Australia’s new vision for maternity services has vowed to put women at the centre of care, with support for a variety of doctor- and midwife-led care models.

Pregnant woman

Two years ago, a draft version of the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Service was scrapped after Australian Doctor revealed it had been drawn up by a working group dominated by midwives and bureaucrats who had failed to adequately consult with either obstetricians or GPs.

Nor did it address key clinical issues,

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