‘Seismic shift in maternity services’ say midwives. ‘It’s not that good’ says Reporting Scotland
On 20th January, 2017, the midwives national body released exactly these words:
Today the Scottish Government has published its national maternity review ‘The Best Start – A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland’. Commenting on the Plan, Mary Ross-Davie, Director for Scotland at the Royal College of Midwives, said; “This is a very welcome report and one that has the full support of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).’
That evening, STV did a very short factual report headed:
‘The Royal College of Midwives says the recommendations [Scottish Government] have the potential to revolutionise care.’
Reporting Scotland allocated more time, acknowledged the radical nature of the changes but didn’t find time for the RCW’s statement of ‘full support’. That’s unusual, because they usually have time for any Royal College criticising Scottish Government initiatives. They did, however, have time to insert their usual wee evidence-free and source-free scare stories ….
Author : Prof. John Robertson
Source : Thought Control Scotland
Original Publication Date : Jan 22, 2017
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