Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health Network

The South East Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health Network works collaboratively to provide strategic commissioning advice and supports the delivery of improvements in health outcomes and transformational change in the service areas of maternity and perinatal mental health across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Maternity services account for the single largest reason for admission to hospital and the experience families have during both pregnancy and the postnatal period will shape the perception they will have about the NHS for all their health needs.

 

“In March 2015, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England announced a major review of maternity services as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View.


The scope of the review was to assess current maternity care provision and consider how services should be developed to meet the changing needs of women and babies.


The National Maternity Review report Better Births sets out a compelling view of what maternity services should look like in the future. The vision is clear: we should work together across organisational boundaries in larger place-based systems to provide a service that is kind, professional and safe, offering women informed choice and a better experience by personalising their care.


Aligned to this vision, The South East Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health Network works collaboratively to provide strategic commissioning advice and supports the delivery of improvements in health outcomes and transformational change in the service areas of maternity and perinatal mental health across Kent, Surrey and Sussex”. We aim to share information, best practice and learning, to benchmark against each other and drive improvement in the quality of services across the region.

For more information on the South East Clinical Network Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health programmes, please contact england.secn@nhs.net