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

Sue Doheny – Chair and SRO, South Region Maternity Programme Board and Chief Nurse, NHS England South –

Jenny Hughes – Regional Maternity Lead, NHS England South –

Gulnar Irani – Regional Programme Manager, NHS England South –

Maternity Networks

LMS members and Professional Midwifery Advocates are encouraged to register to their relevant South region networks:

South Region LMS Members Network
South Region A-EQUIP Network

Anyone who needs assistance in registering should contact the Regional Maternity Team Administrator via: