Julia Cumberledge

Image of Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Maternity Review ChairBaroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL was appointed a Junior Health Minister in 1992 and for five years she covered all Health and Social Services matters in the House of Lords.

She has been commissioned by two Governments to produce two national reports: “Neighbourhood Nursing – a Focus for Care” and “Changing Childbirth”.

At the invitation of the Royal College of Physicians, Julia has chaired two working parties. The first report “Doctors in Society” was published in December 2005. The second, “Future Physician, Changing Doctors in Changing Times”, was published in May 2010.

From 2000 until July 2006, Julia chaired St George’s Medical School.

We are shaping services for years to come – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

The Chair of the soon-to-be-published National Maternity Review explains how it will transform care for women, babies and their families across the country:  The Maternity Review is steadily drawing to its close, and we will soon publish our report on services in England. During this process I have met inspiring women, midwives, and doctors up […]

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Finalising the Maternity Review report – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

The Maternity Review’s consultation phase has been fascinating, sometimes moving and always informative – but it has now come to an end and the preparation of our report is in full swing. The Review team has been meeting regularly and I want to thank all of them for their energy and commitment during this busy, […]

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Momentum building for better maternity care – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

As autumn takes hold, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last few months which have been busy for the Maternity Review. We have made some encouraging progress and I would like to thank everyone that has been involved so far. We have had thousands of responses to our online consultation. If […]

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Bring us your experiences of maternity services – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

The National Maternity Review is led by Baroness Julia Cumberlege. At its latest meeting the review team discussed vital work gathering wide ranging views of maternity services: The national maternity review is gathering pace. This week I am thrilled to be visiting Sweden and Denmark with review members to see what we can learn from […]

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National maternity review making good progress – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

The National Maternity Review team met for the second time earlier this week. The review is being led by Baroness Julia Cumberlege and its terms of reference were published in March. Here she outlines recent progress: It’s just one month since we launched the National Maternity Review, giving you a chance to have your voice […]

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