Better Births

Better Births is a report of the National Maternity Review and was published in February 2016. Further information on the report and its nine work-streams is available.


Local Maternity Systems (LMS) are aligned to Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) to deliver change for local service users. There are a number of resources available to support LMS in forming as a group as well as developing a local vision and delivery plan.

Contact us

The Implementing Better Births team can be contacted by e-mailing

Nigel Acheson – Chair of the South Maternity Programme Board and South Regional Medical Director:

Jenny Hughes – Regional Maternity Lead:

Maria Patterson – Deputy Regional Maternity Lead:

Barbara Goss – Programme Manager: