This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Recruit 5000 more NHS midwives in England

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More babies were born in England in 2010 than in any year since 1972, whilst births to women aged 30 or older were at their highest since 1946. The NHS is desperately short of midwives, and the shortage affects every region of England. We need urgent action from the Government, including a target to recruit the equivalent of 5000 more full-time midwives. Care for women but especially babies at the very start of life should be shielded from the cuts.

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