Midwives in the NHS

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:13 pm on 17th January 2022.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Conservative, South Northamptonshire 10:13 pm, 17th January 2022

I congratulate my hon. Friend on getting this important debate, and on the part she has played in looking at the best start in life for every baby, which we worked on together over many months. Does she agree that the problems not only for midwives but for the whole early years workforce have been exacerbated by the covid lockdown, with far too many families unable to see their health workers face to face and partners often excluded from important events such as scans and the birth itself?