Leeds Maternity Strategy – what’s happening with maternity services in Leeds?

There are over 10,000 babies born in Leeds every year. Making the most of every child’s potential is an important goal in Leeds – it’s a commitment made by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board.

We all want the best for our children to help them be happy, healthy and reach their potential. From conception to the age of 2 is a very important time as it makes the biggest difference to your babies’ future.

Working together, families and services can help all babies get the best start in life.  We have a plan for how we will do this in Leeds, called Leeds Maternity Strategy.

We spoke to families and health professionals including midwives to find out what changes were needed and this helped to develop the strategy. It explains what services need to do before 2020 to provide safe, high quality maternity care which meets the needs of all families in Leeds.

This will be done through 5 main projects (click below for more information:

We will support all parents to have a healthy pregnancy and to feel well prepared and confident for the birth and subsequent care of their baby.

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All women will receive care that is personal to their needs, where professionals work with them to plan and deliver care throughout pregnancy, birth and after the baby is born.

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We will ensure that those families who need it receive targeted support before and after their baby is born.

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Women and partners will have all the information that they need to make informed choices about their pregnancy and care.

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We will support the emotional and mental wellbeing of women who are pregnant and ensure that those who experience any emotional problems during and after their pregnancy are well supported and offered the best care.

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You can register for our newsletter by emailing :  liz.wigley@nhs.net – we’ll send you information about what’s happening with the Leeds Maternity Strategy, and how you can help. You will be able to opt out at any time.

(National Maternity Transformation Programme Following the publication of the National Maternity Review Report a national maternity transformation programme has been launched. The priorities in our Leeds Maternity Strategy are very similar to those in the national transformation programme.)


Leeds Best Start
Child Friendly Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT)
Leeds City Council (LCC)
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCHT)
Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC)
University of Leeds
Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT)
You can read the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto here

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

Maternity is one of the key priorities for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, for further information on this please visit the following link www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/about/our-priorities

Updated: 04/10/17