Maternity Transformation Programme Board

The Maternity Transformation Programme Board will drive forward the implementation of Better Births, the report of the National Maternity Review, published in February 2016, including work to reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths in England.

The formation of the Board marks a clear step forward towards delivering the vision laid out in Better Births, ensuring that key organisations work together to improve maternity services. The Board held its first meeting on 8 June 2016 and is chaired by Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital. The Board includes the following individuals and organisations:

  • Sarah-Jane Marsh: Chief Executive, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, Maternity Transformation Programme Board
  • Jane Cummings: Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England and SRO for Maternity Transformation
  • Keith Willett: Deputy Chair, Medical Director for Acute Care, NHS England
  • Matthew Jolly: National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women’s Health (Workstream 6, Lead)
  • Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent: Clinical Lead for Midwifery
  • Julia Cumberlege: Chair, Stakeholder Council
  • Flora Goldhill: DH / work stream lead (best practice for safer care)
  • Wendy Reid: Director of Education and Quality, HEE
  • Viv Bennett: Chief Nurse and Lead Director for Maternal and Child Health, Public Health England (PHE), (Workstream 9, Lead)
  • Ruth May: Director of Nursing, NHS Improvement
  • Mike Durkin: NHS Improvement (Director of Patient Safety)
  • Jimmy Walker: Clinical Advisor, Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Lauren Hughes: NHS England / Work stream lead (local transformation)
  • James Sanderson: Director of Personalised Care Group, Work stream 3, Lead NHS England
  • Simon Medcalf: NHS England / Work stream lead (perinatal mental health)
  • Tom Denwood: NHS Digital / Work stream lead (technology)
  • Martin Campbell: NHS England / Work stream lead (pricing)
  • Lesley Regan: Head of Department for Imperial College and President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • Cathy Warwick: Royal College of Midwives
  • Nigel Acheson: Regional Medical Director, South, NHS England
  • Roz Lindridge: Clinical Networks maternity lead / East Midlands Associate Director, Clinical Networks and Senate
  • Aidan Fowler: NHS National Director of Patient Safety, NHS Improvement
  • Gill Walton: CEO, Royal College of Midwives
  • Julie Cheetham: Associate Director of the Clinical Network & Board Nurse (Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire), representing the Clinical Networks
  • Karen Kennedy: Programme Policy Manager, Maternity Transformation Programme Team, NHS England
  • Katie Ratcliffe: Senior Programme Manager, Maternity Transformation Programme Team, NHS England
  • Luisa Stewart: Head of Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Health, Mental Health Team, Operations and Information Directorate, NHS England
  • Martin Dennys: Programme Director, NHS Digital (Work stream 7, Lead)
  • Matthew Styles: Director, Strategic Finance, NHS England
  • Matthew Tagney: Programme Director, Maternity Transformation Programme Team, NHS England
  • Rachel Pearce: DCO for South Central and Co-Chair of Workstream 1 Delivery Group
  • Richard Holmes: Communications Manager, Maternity Transformation Programme Team, NHS England
  • William Vineall: Director of Acute Care and Quality, Department of Health (Workstream 2, Lead)

Read the most recent Chair’s update from Sarah-Jane Marsh.