Experiences and views about local maternity services shared at Together We’re Better event

Pregnant women, new parents and their families shared their experiences and views about maternity services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The event on July 13 was held by the Pan Staffordshire Maternity Transformation Programme, which aims to implement the recommendations from NHS England’s Better Births maternity review and forms part of the Together We’re Better Children, Young People and Maternity Programme.

The informal session was open for both health professionals and members of the public who wished to share their views, experiences and ideas on transforming local maternity services.

Together We’re Better is the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Alongside NHS and local government organisations, the two local Healthwatch also have a seat at the decision-making table.

Dr John James, Medical Director for Together We’re Better and Clinical Lead for the Children, Young People and Maternity Programme, said: “The feedback received from members of the public and staff who attended this workshop will be extremely valuable in helping us to shape an improved maternity service.”

Simon Whitehouse, Together We’re Better Director, said: “The future of maternity services forms an important part of the work we are doing to transform health and care for people living and working in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.”

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