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Midwife Led Unit Group

This page contains all the various documents and papers of the Maternity Network Group, including; agendas and minutes of meetings, reports, presentations, etc. As well as links to external national documents of interest to the Group.

Terms of Reference

Details of the date, time and venue of the next meeting can be found on the events page.

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Thursday 6 July 2017

Updated MLU Exclusion Matrix


Notes of the 28 March 2017, see below.

Tuesday 28 March 2017



Updated Matrix

Triage Call Sheet for Wolverhampton

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Matrix for Updating by Walsall, Dudley, Stoke and Stafford.

Draft Notes


Notes of the 27 September 2016, see below.

MLU Network Matrix for all to add either FMU or AMU to the top by the respective unit, all units to complete with yes or no to indicate the criteria that apply to their unit.  Then save with changes/amendments and send to sarah.carnwell@nhs.net

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Notes (agreed 20-12-16)


Notes of the 12 May 2016, see below.

UHNM Maternity Escalation Plan

Thursday 12 May 2016

Draft Notes


Notes of the 02-02-16, see below.

MLU Monthly Audit Tool Examples

Tuesday 2 February 2016

MLU Criteria Matrix

UHNM Transfer of Children (including Neonates) Policy

UHNM Inter Hospital Transfer Policy

Draft Notes


Notes of the 20-10-15, see below.

SaTH Escalation Policy

SaTH Transfer Policy

UHNM Maternal Transfer Guideline

UHNM Guideline for Transfer of Neonatal from FMU

UHNM FMBU Guideline

Wednesday 20 October 2015



Notes of the 24-06-15, see below.

MLU Criteria Matrix

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Wolverhampton Midwifery Staffing Guideline

Shrewsbury MLU Guideline

Walsall MLU Guideline



Minutes of the 13 March 2015

Example Terms of Reference

Blank Terms of Reference

County Hospital Guideline for Freestanding Midwifery Unit

Dudley Low Risk Labour Guideline (including care on MLU)