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NHS England has announced six maternity pilot sites to drive the design of new approaches to midwifery supervision, helping to improve quality of care for women and their babies. The pilot sites will pioneer a new model of midwifery supervision in England ahead of legislative changes due in Spring next year. The aim is to […]
NHS England has today published new ratings on mental health and maternity, highlighting where areas are performing really well, but also helping to identify where improvements can be made. As part of the new Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCGIAF) for 2016/17, an initial baseline rating of CCGs in six clinical priority areas is being […]
Maternity services have today been invited to put forward proposals on innovative ways of using patient feedback to improve services and the winning entries could receive up to £50,000 to help get their project up and running. Maternity Challenge Fund’s second round projects will continue to look at ways to improve maternity services through patient […]
NHS England kickstarts programme to help 30,000 more new or expectant mums with serious mental illness
The NHS is kick starting a new programme that will each year help an extra 30,000 new or expectant mums who experience serious mental ill health, offering them the right care at the right time in a bid to reduce even further the rare tragedies that can occur when it is left untreated. As a […]
NHS England has today (21 July) laid out new plans to improve maternity services and is calling on local areas to road test new ways of working. The Maternity Transformation Programme has now identified nine working areas to take forward implementation of the recommendations set out in the report of the national maternity review, Better […]
Sarah-Jane Marsh, the Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, has been appointed by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens as the Chair of the new Maternity Transformation Programme Board. The National Maternity Review: Better Births, published earlier this year, set out wide-ranging proposals designed to make care safer and give women […]
NHS England publishes new guidance that aims to reduce stillbirths in England. There are currently around 665,000 babies born in England each year, but there are over 3,000 stillbirths. Despite falling to its lowest rate in 20 years, one in every 200 babies is stillborn in the UK, more than double the rate of nations […]
Two winning applications* have been given the go-ahead under the #MatExp Challenge Fund for innovation in using patient feedback to make improvements in maternity services. Judges have selected the winners from 64 entries for the #MatExp Challenge Fund, which was announced to trusts last month. The winning entries are: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay – […]
Maternity services have been invited to bid for money from a new Challenge Fund aimed at finding innovative ways to use patient feedback to improve services. Emails with full details have gone out to chief executives of all trusts inviting them to put in their bids to be among the two to four projects that […]
Maternity services in England must become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family-friendly. That’s the vision of the National Maternity Review, which today (Tuesday) publishes its recommendations for how services should change over the next five years. The NHS England commissioned review – led by independent experts and chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege – […]