Better Births: Improving outcomes of maternity services in England – A Five Year Forward View for maternity care

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This report sets out our vision for the planning, design and safe delivery of maternity services; how women, babies and families will be able to get the type of care they want; and how staff will be supported to deliver such care.


This report finds that despite the increases in the number of births and the increasing complexity of cases, the quality and outcomes of maternity services have improved significantly over the last decade.