In November the NHS in North West London was awarded national funding to continue improving maternity services in-line with new national maternity guidelines.
Before we start investing and improving services over the next two years, we want to hear from women who have recently used maternity services. To do this, we have today launched a new online engagement site encouraging mothers-to-be and new mums to share their experiences of maternity care in North West London.
The attached press release has been issued and we would be grateful if you can share this engagement site link through your networks, so we can reach as many mums as possible.
The NHS in North West London was awarded national funding following work that has already taken place to improve maternity services across our eight boroughs.
In 2015, improvements were made providing all women with better access to senior doctors, a better environment to give birth in and more time with midwives whose numbers have increased since the changes were made. These improvements have made sure that North West London is already delivering many of the standards set out in the new National Maternity Guidelines ‘Better Births’, and with the help of national funding we can make sure we have better continuity of care during all stages of pregnancy, birth and support for mother and baby.
You may also wish to read the recent Healthwatch Hillingdon maternity review.