Equity and equality: Guidance for local maternity systems

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Based on the five health inequalities priorities in the 2021/22 Planning Guidance​, this will help Local Maternity Systems align their Equality and Equality Action Plans with Integrated Care Systems health inequalities work​. The guidance includes an analysis of the evidence, interventions to improve equity and equality, resources, indicators and metrics.


The four pledges help create a shared understanding of why work on equity and equality is needed, and the aims and outcomes of this work. The four pledges can help ‘set the scene’ in local co-production work.