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Maternity Services in NHSGGC

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The Review

The Minister for Public Health announced the Strategic Review of Maternity and Neonatal Services in Scotland, in early 2015. The review was requested to make recommendations for a Scottish model of care that aims to deliver person-centred, safe and effective care.

The focus of the review was:

  • To refresh the model of care and approach to maternity and neonatal services
  • To examine choice, quality and the safety of services in light of current best practice.

The Review group

This consisted of representatives from:

  • Key professional groups involved in managing and delivering maternity and neonatal services, including representatives from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Scottish Government
  • Staff side organisations
  • Third sector and academic representatives working in maternal and infant health research.

Working across four subgroups, the work of the review group included:

  • Engagement with service users, staff and service providers across Scotland
  • A systematic process to assess current evidence
  • Development of a new model of care for maternity and neonatal services.

Underlying principles

The following underlying principles were agreed by the Review group to underpin all of their work and ensure a common approach.