A number of resources have been developed to support the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard.
Resources designed specifically for clinicians are available below.
Webcast launch – video recording
The Commission hosted a webcast to launch the standard on 21 April 2021.
The launch and panel discussion hosted by Professor Anne Duggan, Acting Chief Medical Officer, provides an overview of the new standard, and discusses some of the evidence driving the need for change.
Expert panellists include obstetrician Associate Professor Emmanuel Karantanis, midwifery expert Professor Hannah Dahlen, physiotherapist Natalie McConochie, and Janelle Gullan, a woman who experienced a third-degree perineal tear.
Talking about Tears - a video for clinicians
Midwifery and obstetrics experts, and women with experience of perineal tears discuss how to talk about perineal tears - and why it is so important to do so.