Caroline put continuity of carer firmly onto the midwifery agenda. In the early 1980s she led the first randomised controlled trial of continuity of carer, The Know Your Midwife Scheme, which clearly showed the benefits of care by a small team. She knows how continuity of carer works at a daily, practical level.
Now in her late 70s, Caroline's passion for continuity continues and she has made a short film to encourage those taking up the Better Births message that continuity is the lynchpin to safe and effective maternity care: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8pm7oltjinulou7/Caroline_V10.mp4?dl=0
"A prophet is not without honour; save in his own country" [St Matthew's Gospel] and Caroline has not always received the recognition she deserves from the UK midwifery establishment, generally made up of less maverick, splendid and visionary people than she. But the fact remains that we would be in a poorer place as UK midwives had she not got up and voiced women's need to know their midwives.