The NHS in North West London has today launched a new digital toolkit to help other local NHS regions transform their maternity services.
This new toolkit follows work we have been doing to improve the clinical outcomes and care experiences for women and families in our local area.
We are pleased to announce that we are now ready to share our learning and offer our help to allow other NHS regions to adopt and adapt the improvements we have made for women and families in the rest of the country.
To date, our achievements include:
- Introducing more women to ‘continuity of care’ – meaning that women are assigned one dedicated midwife who acts as their first point of contact and provides continued care and support throughout their pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks of settling in with baby at home.
- The launch of the North West London Mum and Baby app – a personal guide for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
- A reduction in complicated births, shorter stays in hospital after giving birth and more women breastfeeding when leaving hospital.
- A collection of information booklets – for pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks of parenthood.
In late 2016, North West London were chosen as one of seven ‘Early Adopter’ sites across the country, receiving funding from NHS England to test a range of new and innovative ways of working as recommended in the National Maternity Review ‘Better Births’.
A copy of the toolkit can be found here on our website. To find out more about maternity services in North West London or if you are interested in working with us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.