What is Better Births?

In February 2016 the NHS England Better Births report set out a vision and approach for improving NHS maternity services in England by 2021. The report recommends that all NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and all NHS maternity care providers work together as local maternity and neonatal systems. 

All counties have their own Local Maternity and Neonatal Systems (LMNS) delivery teams to develop and implement the local vision for improved maternity care. The Better Births report focused on the following seven key themes to improve outcomes of maternity services.