Maternity

Better Births

In February 2016, Better Births set out the five-year plan for NHS maternity services in England to become safer and more personalised. There is a dedicated website http://betterbirths.rcm.org.uk/. which hosts a variety of resources and information covering three key topics; continuity of carer, facilitating normality and addressing inequalities.

Jacque Gerrard, Director England and Mary Ross-Davie, Country Director for Scotland jointly wrote a blog about Better Births and how this would be implemented: https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/views/better-births-and-the-best-start-implementing-the-english-and-scottish

Alexandra Birch, Programme Lead for the Pan Staffordshire Maternity Transformation Programme and Midwife for the CCGs said: “It is important that transforming care for women, babies and families is led by local women who use the service. We are forming a system that ensures the needs of local women is met and brings together all maternity professionals. If you would like to play a role in this, or to find out more, please call me on 01785 854393 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.."

There is a variety of tools and tips for women who are pregnant or have a young child or children - find out more

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