Beverley Beech summarises the report on improving outcomes of maternity services in England
Following the National Maternity Review team's programme of engagement with the public, users of services, staff and other stakeholders over the last twelve months, Baroness Cumberlege and her team have published their findings and their vision of how maternity services across England can be improved. The 126-page document highlights the messages the team received, makes the case for change and identifies what action needs to be taken.
The Better Births report begins by setting out their vision for the future:
The report sets out a table of recommendations for action, who should take responsibility and what timescale they should work towards.
For more information see www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/national-maternity-review-report.pdf
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