Stakeholder Council

The Stakeholder Council is a representative group that enables stakeholders to influence and contribute to the Maternity Transformation Programme by scrutinizing its work and providing advice and constructive challenge to the Maternity Transformation Programme Board.

Organisations represented on the Council include charities, professional bodies, academics, as well as NHS clinical and managerial practice. This is vital to ensure that we can succeed in realizing the vision outlined in Better Births to improve care for women, babies and their families.

The Council is chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Chair of the National Maternity Review. It meets every two months, mid-way between each Maternity Transformation Programme Board meeting. The Council includes the following organisations:

  • Julia Cumberlege: Chair, Stakeholder Council
  • Cyril Chantler: Vice-chair, Stakeholder Council
  • Alain Gregoire: Maternal Mental Health Alliance
  • Alexandra Birch: NHS Stafford and Surrounds CCG | NHS Cannock Chase CCG | NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG |NHS East Staffordshire CCG
  • Alison Baum: CEO, Best Beginnings
  • Annie Francis: CEO, Neighbourhood Midwives
  • Beverley Beech: Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services
  • Bill Kirkup: Chair, Morecambe Bay Inquiry
  • Cathy Warwick: CEO, Royal College of Midwives
  • Elizabeth Duff: Senior Policy Advisor, National Childbirth Trust
  • Eugene Quinn: Public Affairs Officer, Healthwatch
  • Helen Kirrane: Policy Manager, BLISS
  • Jane Brewin: Chief Executive, Tommy’s
  • Janet Scott: Research and Prevention Lead, SANDS
  • Jenny Kurinczuk: National Lead, MBRRACE-UK
  • John Black: Medical Director, South Central Ambulance Service representing AACE
  • Keith Reed: CEO, TAMBA
  • Lesley Regan: President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Lisa Ramsey: Chair, Maternity Forum (MSLC)
  • Mary Newburn: Midwifery Unit Network
  • Melany Pickup: CEO, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mike Lane: GP and CCG Lead, Wandsworth
  • Myles Taylor: Cons. Obstetrician & Gynaecologist; Fetal Medicine; Urogynaecology – Devon & Exeter Hospital
  • Neena Modi: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Neil Marlowe: Professor of Neonatal Medicine, UCL
  • Nicky Lyon: Service user representative
  • Rebecca Schiller: Chief Executive, Birthrights
  • Rosamund Bryar: Institute of Health Visiting
  • Roshan Fernando: Chairman, Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association
  • Ruth Bender Atik: National Director, The Miscarriage Association
  • Sarah Noble: Consultant Midwife, Birmingham Women’s
  • Soo Downe: University of Central Lancashire
  • Tim Draycott: North Bristol, NHS Trust
  • Tim Overton: President, BMFMS
  • Tracey Bignall: Senior Policy and Practice Officer, Race Equality Foundation