BAPM has been invited to contribute to an independent review of the Government's commitments to maternity services in England. The response will be coordinated by BAPM Honorary Secretary Dr Stephen Wardle and we are asking members to share your views so your comments can be incorporated into BAPM's response.

Please review the planning grid to see the questions that have been asked. You do not need to respond to all questions on an individual basis, we will amalgamate all member comments into a more detailed response.


The commitments under evaluation are:

1. By 2025, halve the rate of stillbirths; neonatal deaths; maternal deaths; brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth. Achieve a 20% reduction in these rates by 2020. To reduce the pre-term birth rate from 8% to 6% by 2025.
2. The majority of women will benefit from the ‘continuity of carer’ model by 2021, starting with 20% of women by March 2019.
3. By 2024, 75% of women from BAME communities and a similar percentage of women from the most deprived groups will receive continuity of care from their midwife throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.
4. All women to have a personalised care and support plan by 2021.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

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