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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09880: Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase the (a) postnatal and (b) antenatal support available for multiple pregnancies.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 July 2017

It is important all women have early and timely access to appropriate, safe and effective antenatal and postnatal care, that is tailored to their needs. The Scottish Government works with NHS boards to continually improve the quality and safety of postnatal and antenatal support for all women.

The Scottish Government would expect boards to ensure that maternity care services have processes in place to monitor adherence to and implementation of appropriate national pathways, guidelines and models of care, such as National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).