Continuity of care

Continuity of care is when care is delivered by the same health care professional or team throughout a single episode of care where possible. It describes an individual’s contact with care – see:

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces continuity of care guidelines are at: and

The International Confederation of Midwives has undertaken research (published in the Cochrane Library) into the benefits of midwife-led continuity of care – see:

Continuity of care was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Adrian Bannister