Better Births -
Better Births is the current National Policy for NHS England. It was put together following the National Maternity Review, which included lots of conversations with women, families and professionals. Baroness Cumberlage who Chaired the review visited Cumbria to listen to local views.
The NHS England Maternity Programme comes with an additional £30 Million budget it must deliver services which are Safe; Kind; More Personal; Family Friendly & Professional
Implementing Better Births
A lot of work is going into implementing Better Births report through NHS England’s Maternity Transformation Programme. Each part of England has now been identified as part of a Local Maternity System (LMS for short) – ours is West North & East Cumbria Local maternity System. We are the smallest LMS in the country, so our LMS works closely with the Northeast of England to provide the full range of maternity services to women and families.
Click here to get more info on what is happening on the Maternity Transformation Programme https://www.england.nhs.uk/mat-transformation/
3 Years On!
The Better Births 3 Years on Event took place in March. Great to see so many MVP Chairs, User Reps and service users involved this year!
Here is the video giving the key messages of the event: Continuity of Carer - 'We can do it together, women working with professionals to transform'.
Being a strong message - watch to hear more progress with Better Births.