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.
Since the launch of the maternity report Better Births, a lot has been happening. The Review Team has been out and about promoting the seven themes in the report and our determination to ensure its 28 recommendations will be implemented. We know that although our maternity services are good they must be better if we […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
I am delighted to let you know that we have launched an online survey as another way in which you can have your say and feed into the Maternity Review. As I’ve travelled across the country, visiting birth centres and maternity units and talking to families, I’ve been bowled over by your enthusiasm for improving […]
I want to use this blog to tell you about our thought provoking drop-in events we’re holding around the country. You may have seen me talking about these events on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme recently – you can still view the clip if you haven’t already seen it. We’re hosting events all over England […]
As we move into August, I wanted to take a moment to look at the progress the Maternity Review has made in July. The highlight of the month for me was the Birth Tank event we held in London. I invited a select group of real trail blazers in the world of maternity services. I’m […]
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 […]
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 […]
NHS England has today announced the full list of members for the national maternity review, a major review of maternity services set to modernise care for women and babies across the country. The review will be led by Baroness Julia Cumberlege and its terms of reference were published last month. Here she outlines its importance: […]