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UK 'has too many hospital births', say maternity staff

Maternity services across the UK need a radical rethink, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says.

It wants the number of hospital units cut to ensure 24-hour access to care from senior doctors and says more midwife-led units are needed for women with low-risk pregnancies.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 14 Jul 2011
  • From the section Health
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