Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis

Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis: Half of wards being forced to turn expectant mothers away Royal College of Midwives warns of massive shortage in parts of UK5,000 midwives needed in England alone to cope with demandHalf of maternity wards shut doors an average of seven times a year UK witnessing highest birth rate in 40 years, as hospitals struggle to cope pointing to it being another record-breaker and ONS projections suggesting the birth rate in England could hit 743,000 by 2014.

"Prove that you"re disabled": What council told woman in wheelchair when she asked for key to toilets

'PROVE you're disabled': What council told wheelchair-bound spina bifida sufferer when she tried to use toilets Nicola Parnell said staff told her to go home and come back with evidence she really had spina bifida | UPDATED: 17:32 GMT, 5 June 2012 A woman in a wheelchair who asked for a key to the disabled toilets was horrified when council staff told her to provide proof that she really had spina bifida.

NHS spends 1m a week on repeat abortions: Single women using terminations "as another form of contraceptive"

NHS spends 1m a week on repeat abortions: Single women using terminations 'as another form of contraceptive' Figures reveal some women have returned for as many as nine terminations in their lifetime Repeat abortions most prevalent in London Half of all terminations carried out in Croydon were on women who had previously had at least one abortion | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 14 May 2012 A form of contraception: Research shows that some have seven, eight or even as many as nine terminations in their lifetime (picture posed by model) The Health Service is spending around 1million a week providing repeat abortions.