NHS England published the first iteration of their resource pack for Local Maternity Systems (LMSs), as part of the event marking one year on from the National Maternity Review.

In February 2016, Better Births set out the Five Year Forward View for NHS maternity services in England. Better Births recognised that its vision could only be delivered through transformation that is locally led, with support at national and regional levels.

Implementing Better Births: A resource pack for Local Maternity Systems is designed to help LMSs lead and manage that local transformation. It provides guidance on implementing the recommendations of Better Births that require local action, and describes national policy that will support implementation.

Please pass this message on to your LMS leads, and any other colleagues that you think would benefit.