Maternity news


Midwifery Continuity of Carer update

Published 6th February 2023

Dame Ruth May, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent and Dr Matthew Jolly announced in September 2022 there will no longer be a target date for maternity services to provide Midwifery Continuity of Carer (McoC) for all women and trans men. Instead trusts are being supported to develop plans which work in their area. Currently there are nine […]

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Support eligible patients to get an NHS maternity exemption certificate

Published 23rd January 2023

Although some patients are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions, others need to apply for an exemption certificate before they can claim free NHS prescriptions. Patients who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months are only entitled to free NHS prescriptions if they have a maternity exemption certificate. Checks are […]

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Two new service user reps appointed

Published 8th December 2022

The Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) is delighted to appoint two new service user reps. Naz Wilson and Rae Lowe went through an open, competitive process following a recruitment campaign in the summer. They will be sitting on the LMNS Board and providing service user expertise as we co-produce and involve them in our […]

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Survey: Public Health Prevention in Maternity

Published 29th November 2022

Professionals across the North East and North Cumbria who are involved in maternity and the Best Start in Life agenda are being invited to take part in a confidential survey designed to find out how they are using the products and services provided by the NHS NENC ICS Maternity Public Health Prevention in Maternity (PHPiM) […]

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We are recruiting two service user representatives for our Board

Published 4th August 2022

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for two service users, or lay people to sit on the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) Board. You will be one of a team of three public representatives having accessed and used maternity services in the North East or the North Cumbria in the last five years. We […]

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Money for digital transformation supports improvements in maternity care

Published 9th March 2022

The digitisation of maternity services across England has taken another positive step forward with the announcement of 128 successful bids to the Digital Maternity Fund. Money will be given to NHS organisations across the country to improve infrastructure, technology systems and connectivity. In partnership with the Great North Care Record team at Newcastle Hospitals and […]

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