Maternity Network

There are over 60,000 live births in the South West each year and over 22% of the population is aged 0-19 years. Whilst many maternity and children’s health outcomes in the South West are comparable to, or better than the average for England, there is a considerable amount of effort required across the whole health and social care system to ensure that these outcome become comparable to the best in Europe.

The South West Maternity Strategic Clinical Network is responsible for working with providers, commissioners and other partners in the new NHS and public health architecture to deliver patient focused improvements in outcomes and experience. This is being achieved by the network linking professionals and organisations together to achieve results for patients that are best delivered through an integrated, whole system, approach.

At the heart of the network is the knowledge that giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health issues across the life course.

To read more about the Maternity Network work plan click here

Network News

  • Smoking in Pregnancy event

    November 17, 2016

    Including guidance to inform practice around e-ciagrettes (vapourisers) in pregnancy Friday 12th December, Taunton & Pickerage Golf Club, Taunton, TA3 7BY Ann Remmers, Clinical Lead of the South West Maternity & Children’s ...

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  • Better Births in the South West

    October 28, 2016

    More than 90 people attended our Better Births in the South West event on Tuesday 13th September at Taunton Racecourse. Delegates represented a vast array of stakeholders in maternity care ...

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  • Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions training in the South West

    October 27, 2016

    Nominations required for new Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions training in the South West The South West Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Network is working with the Institute of Health ...

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