The National Care Experience Programme has published a new report on maternity care provided in the community by general practitioners, practice nurses and midwives, as part of the National Maternity Experience Survey 2020. The report shows that for almost 90% of women in Ireland who responded, their GP was the first point of contact once they became pregnant. This report also identified geographical differences when it comes to accessing postnatal GP care for women. The survey asked over 6,000 new mums about their maternity experience in February and March 2020.
The National Maternity Experience Survey is part of the National Care Experience Programme, a joint initiative by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), the HSE and the Department of Health.