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Table 4 Broad Themes Across the Various Policy and Research Papers

From: Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review

Publications Positioning of PBCP in policy Content and approach Personalised care and relational continuity Feasibility and acceptability in practice
National Service Framework (NSF) for Children, Young People and Maternity Services (2004, UK)   
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), NICE Clinical Guidelines, No 37 (2006 - last updated in 2015, UK)  
Maternity Matters, Department of Health (2007, England)    
Pathways for Maternity Care NHS Trust (2009, Scotland)   
Newburn and Bhavnani, (NCT) Left to your own devices: The Postnatal Care Experiences of 1260 first-time Mothers (2010, UK)   
A Refreshed Framework for Maternity Care in Scotland (The Scottish Government) (2011, Scotland)  
Postnatal Care Program Guidelines for Victorian Health Services, from State of Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (2012, Australia)   
Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Pressure Points Campaign – Postnatal Care Planning (2014, UK)  
Redshaw, M. & Henderson, J. (NPEU) Safely Delivered – a national survey of women’s experience of maternity care (2014, England)    
Forster, D. et al, Individualised, flexible postnatal care: a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial (2014, Australia)  
The Scottish Government, Having a baby in Scotland
2015: listening to mothers (Scotland, 2015)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) (2016, USA)   
NPEU and Queen’s University, A Survey of Women’s Experiences of Maternity Care in Northern Ireland (2016, Northern Ireland)    
National Maternity Review - Better Births (2016, England)  
Implementing Better Births – a Resource Pack for Local Maternity Services (2017, England)  
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI), Support Overdue: women’s experiences of maternity services (2017, UK)  
Welsh Government, Your Birth We Care – a survey exploring women’s experiences in pregnancy and birth in Wales (2017, Wales)    
The Best Start: A Five-Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland - Executive Summary Report, The Scottish Government (2017, Scotland)  
Helsloot, et al. A systematic approach towards the development of quality indicators for postnatal care after discharge in Flanders, Belgium (2017, Belgium)  
Care Quality Commission, Survey of women’s experiences of maternity care (2018, England)   
North-West London STP, Personalised Post-Natal Care Plan, Evaluation and Personal Care Plans for Mums and Families (2018, England)