Your views on maternity support roles
What is this survey and why are you being asked to complete it
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is committed to supporting the development and training of all staff employed in maternity services including support workers such as your self. Maternity support roles have a variety of titles including maternity support worker, maternity care assistant and maternity care support worker. In this survey we use the term 'maternity support worker' to describe roles employed in Agenda for Change bands 1-4.
The RCM is working with Kings College London to gather information, including through this survey, about a range of issues that affect support workers in maternity. These include the tasks you perform, your views on delegation/supervision and pay. The results of the survey will help the RCM influence national policy in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The survey is open to both members and non members of the RCM. This is an opportunity for you to express your views in confidence.
How to complete the survey
This survey is voluntary. Completing this survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. All results are anonymous and in confidence. It is not a test! There are no right or wrong answers. We want to hear your views and experiences. Please answer all questions as openly and honestly as possible. Respond according to your first reaction, trying not to spend too long on any one question.
Who will see the results of this survey?
Your answers will be treated in complete confidence. The survey findings will be presented as a summary report in which no individual, or their responses, will be able to be identified. Only members of the research team will see individual results, which are anonymous.
Further information or questions?
If you have any queries about the survey please contact: