AIMS Response to the NHS Clinical Guide to Trusts on Maternity Service arrangements during the Coronavirus period

On April 9, the NHS published a '​Clinical guide for the temporary reorganisation of intrapartum maternity care during the coronavirus pandemic'. AIMS welcomes this national guide, addressed to all local Trusts providing maternity services, and we hope that it will help to resolve some of the issues that we know, from our helpline work, are being encountered. AIMS looks forward to further updates of this Guide, drawing on comments from a wider group of stakeholders. On that basis, we have submitted our comments on this first version of the guide.

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AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all. AIMS does not give medical advice, but instead we focus on helping women to find the information that they need to make informed decisions about what is right for them, and support them to have their decisions respected by their health care providers. The AIMS Helpline volunteers will be happy to provide further information and support. Please email helpline@aims.org.uk or ring 0300 365 0663.

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