HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 c279W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the Severn caseload scheme at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital; and what plans he has to expand the scheme across the country. [28286]

Mr. Milburn

No assessment is planned at national level. The scheme will be independently evaluated locally and the findings will then inform local commissioning priorities.

One-to-one midwifery projects such as this are advocated as good practice in "Changing Childbirth", but their introduction is a matter for local commissioners.