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Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneers

Gotten from Simon Bank's blog

 

NHS Halton CCG is leading work with 26 other organisations in Cheshire and Merseyside to ensure that women’s and children’s services (e.g. gynaecology, maternity, neonatal and paediatric services) are clinically and financially sustainable for the future. Since September 2015 this work has been sponsored by NHS England as part of the New Care Models Acute Care Collaboration programme and has been taken forward as the Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership .

This collaborative work has enabled us to put in an expression of interest to become a pioneer site to develop models for choice and personalisation in maternity services. Last month we found out that our expression of interest, submitted on behalf of the Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership, had been successful. Becoming one of seven pioneer sites will support our ambition to improve maternity services and provide more informed choice to women within our population, and to share this learning with others across England.

We hope to work at pace to take forward the choice and personalisation project. We also intend to do the same with the wider reform agenda around women’s and children’s services, with some clear cases for change appearing by the end of this year.

Simon Banks

Chief Officer, NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group and Improving me Programme Director