We are a profession separate from OBs, paediatricians and physiotherapists; we should not allow others to be responsible for writing our protocols. Yes, where there is overlap, we could work as a team to create guidelines for the working area. But ultimately, we should be creating a framework that works for us.

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About Author: Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall is Clinical Editor for The Practising Midwife journal. The articles on which this is based are in the November and December 2001 issues of The Practising Midwife.

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