Summary of report contentHealthwatch Stoke-on-Trent undertook research into people’s experience of pregnancy and maternity services as they had a gap in feedback. They received a total of 127 responses. The research looks at feedback about breast-feeding support, communication, health visitors, information and support, community midwives, staffing attitudes, reduced movements and dignity and respect. There is also a longer case study about the experience of a mother who had had an elective caesarean. There are 7 recommendations.
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Public experience of pregnancy and maternity services
Date of publication
Friday, 6 March, 2020
Date evidence capture began
Tuesday, 24 September, 2019
Date evidence capture finished
Monday, 9 December, 2019
Type of report
Communication between staff and patients
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Healthwatch reference number
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Primary research method used
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If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Primary care services
Secondary care services
Obstetrics & gynaecology
Conditions or diseases
Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report
Number of people who shared their views
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Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
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What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
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Is there evidence of impact external to the report?