Bolton’s maternity services have committed to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Caring For You charter in order to create the best working environment possible.
The charter aims to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of midwives at work so that they are able to provide safe and high-quality maternity care for women, babies and their families.
Janet Cotton, Director of Midwifery at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:
We are committed to ensuring a positive working environment for our dedicated midwives and maternity support workers.
“The charter encourages teams to focus on principles such as creating an inclusive culture, safe learning environments, and flexible and innovative working patterns to support effective working within our teams.
“Providing this environment will not only help our staff but also provide the best environment for women, their babies and their loved ones.
“We’re excited about the next steps and the future of maternity services here in Bolton.
The charter commits organisations to:
Today our maternity services have signed up to the @MidwivesRCM Caring for You charter.
We’re committing to making this the best working environment for our fantastic midwives & maternity support workers. pic.twitter.com/sfYjVDekds
— Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (@boltonnhsft) February 22, 2023