Maternity Transformation Programme Early Adopters

A key recommendation of Better Births was that NHS England should: “seek volunteer localities to act as early adopters” to harness enthusiasm for change and test the model of care described in the report.

Through a network of support coordinated by the Maternity Transformation Programme, the Early Adopters are now taking forward the implementation of the vision in Better Births, going further and faster, and will share the learning from their experiences.

The experiences of the Early Adopters will pave the way for national roll-out of initiatives that deliver safer, more personalised care for all women and every baby, improve outcomes, and reduce inequalities. Early Adopters are crucial in delivering the objectives of the Maternity Transformation Programme.

Seven Early Adopter sites have been identified, following a competitive selection process supported by Members of the MTP Board:

BUMP – Birmingham & Solihull STP

  • 3 CCGs
  • 3 providers
  • 30,000 births

Cheshire & Merseyside STP

  • 8 CCGs
  • 11 providers, including x 2 independent
  • 30,000 births

Dorset STP

  • 1 CCG
  • 3 providers
  • 6,700 births

North Central London

  • 5 CCG’s
  • 4 providers
  • 24,000 births

North West London

  • 8 CCG’s
  • 4 Providers
  • 30,000 births

Somerset STP

  • 1 CCG
  • 2 providers
  • 12,000 births

Surrey Heartlands

  • 3 CCG’s
  • 3 providers
  • 18,600 births

These sites cover 29 CCGs, a population of roughly 9m and c. 126,000 births a year. Every region has at least one Early Adopter site.