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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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How good are we at implementing evidence to support the management of birth related perineal trauma? A UK wide survey of midwifery practice

  • Debra E Bick1Email author,
  • Khaled M Ismail2,
  • Sue Macdonald3,
  • Peter Thomas4,
  • Sue Tohill5 and
  • Christine Kettle6
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201212:57

Received: 11 March 2012

Accepted: 1 June 2012

Published: 25 June 2012

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Original Submission
11 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hannah Dahlen
5 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Angie Wilson
11 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Debra Bick
Resubmission - Version 3
11 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
1 Jun 2012 Editorially accepted
25 Jun 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-12-57

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Authors’ Affiliations

Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery Practice Kings College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, College of Medical & Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Education and Research Manager, Royal College of Midwives
Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education, School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, R506A Royal London House
Research Manager West Midlands (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, University Hospital
Maternity Centre, Professor of Women’s Health Staffordshire University and University Hospital of North Staffordshire