On 21 July 2016, the Maternity Transformation Programme was officially launched.
More than 200 people, each with a passion and drive to improve maternity services gathered to understand how the programme will achieve the vision set out in Better Births, the report of the National Maternity Review.
The following videos include key messages from the opening speeches.
Opening speeches from the Maternity Transformation Programme launch event
Introduction to the Maternity Transformation Programme
Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chair, Maternity Transformation Programme
Vision of Better Births
Baroness Julia Cumberlege and Sir Cyril Chantler
Importance of working together
Dr David Richmond and Professor Cathy Warwick
An introduction to each Maternity Transformation Programme workstream
Nationally, there are nine workstreams on a range of measures designed to facilitate local change. This is to ensure that the vision of Better Births can be achieved. The following videos provide a short introduction to each workstream and what they seek to achieve
Lauren Hughes, NHS England
Promoting good practice for safer care and Transforming the workforce
Flora Goldhill, Department of Health and Bill Irish, Health Education England
Improving access to perinatal mental health services
Simon Medcalf, NHS England
Increasing choice and personalisation
James Sanderson, NHS England
Sharing data and information and Harnessing technology
Dr Matthew Jolly, NHS England and Alex Elias, NHS Digital
Two further videos will also be posted shortly, providing key messages for the Improving prevention workstream and further detail on our Local transformation workstream.