On February 26, 2015 the Minister for Public Health, Ms Maureen Watt MSP, announced a Review of Maternity and Neonatal services in Scotland.
Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley was appointed in July 2015 to lead on the Review.
A Review Group and four sub groups were established to make recommendations for a Scottish model of care that contributes to the Scottish Government’s aims of person-centred care which provides the right care for every woman and baby every time and giving all children the best start in life.
The refreshed Framework in Maternity Care was published in 2011 and the Quality Framework for Neonatal Care published in Scotland in 2013, and we continue to make advances in care standards and strive for excellence. However, to ensure that maternity and neonatal services in Scotland are as good as they can be, the time is right to refresh our approach to them in order that care is person-centred, and as safe, sustainable, and high quality as possible.