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 this year, 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: Chair
  • Jane Cummings: SRO, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Keith Willett: Deputy Chair, Medical Director for Acute Care, NHS England
  • Matthew Jolly: Clinical lead (obstetrics) / work stream lead (data)
  • Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent: Clinical lead (midwifery)
  • Julia Cumberlege: Stakeholder Reference Group Chair / CCG IAF Panel Chair
  • Flora Goldhill: DH / work stream lead (best practice for safer care)
  • Wendy Reid / Bill Irish: HEE / work stream lead (workforce)
  • Viv Bennett: PHE / work stream lead (public health)
  • Ruth May: NHS Improvement (Director of Nursing)
  • Mike Durkin: NHS Improvement (Director of Patient Safety)
  • Jimmy Walker: CQC
  • Lauren Hughes: NHS England / Work stream lead (local transformation)
  • James Sanderson: NHS England / Work stream lead (choice and personalisation)
  • 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)
  • David Richmond: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Cathy Warwick: Royal College of Midwives
  • Nigel Acheson: Regional delivery lead / Regional Medical Director, South
  • Roz Lindridge: Clinical Networks maternity lead / East Midlands Associate Director, Clinical Networks and Senate

A summary of the latest Board meeting will be provided on this page.