The Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneers have been developed to test ways of improving choice and personalisation for women accessing maternity services. All of the Pioneers will seek to deepen as well as widen the choices available to women across clinical commissioning group (CCG) boundaries, by seeking to attract new providers of services into their areas and empowering women to take control in decisions about the care they receive, to meet their needs and preferences.
Supported by NHS England and other partners, the Pioneers will work rapidly over an 18 month period to develop and test ways of improving choice and personalisation of maternity services for women in their localities. NHS England will draw on this work and promote it for national adoption and adaptation as the Pioneers progress, to support all areas of the country to offer personalised maternity care tailored to women’s needs and preferences.
Your choice – where to have your baby
Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Two new maternity decision aids have been developed by NHS England alongside The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, with endorsement from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
These publications aim to help and advise women, when making the decision around where to give birth. There are two versions now available on the NHS website – one for women who have had a baby before and one for women having their first baby.
Please note that this information is for healthy, low-risk women and should be used as part of a comprehensive personalised discussion with a midwife.
Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneers one year on – Jennie Walker’s latest blog
Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Jennie Walker marks the one year anniversary of the seven Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneer sites being announced, and explains why this is an important and formative time for Local Maternity Systems (LMS) across the country.
Better choice for a better birth – Tim Straughan’s latest blog
Date: Wednesday 5 April 2017
The NHS in England provides great maternity care. But it is continually looking to provide even better new and improved care. Tim Straughan, Head of Patient Choice at NHS England, takes a look at some of the challenges ahead.