Local Maternity and Neonatal System news


South Tees midwife improves digital inclusion

Published 4th December 2023

Grace Murray, digital midwife at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been working to improve digital inclusion for women and birthing people who are pregnant in the South Tees area. Grace’s project aims to make smart devices and internet access more readily available, for people unable to access their digital care record for any reason. […]

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World Prematurity Awareness Day

Published 14th November 2023

17 November marks World Prematurity Awareness Day and the North East and North Cumbria Preterm Birth Group which is part of the Maternity Clinical Network is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of preterm labour (before 37 weeks). Data in our ICB tells us that often women present quite late […]

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Shaping the North East and North Cumbria Maternity and Neonatal Services

Published 11th September 2023

At the Local Maternity and Neonatal System for the North East and North Cumbria (LMNS NENC) we set about creating an event bringing together people from across the system. The purpose of the event was to set a vision and a direction for our region in how we want to deliver maternity and neonatal services. […]

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Maternity easy read materials launched

Published 8th August 2023

The Learning Disability Network has produced a new range of materials to support pregnant women and birthing people with learning disabilities. They were initially developed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and have been adapted for our region. To access the documents visit the Learning Disability Network website.

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Midwifery Continuity of Carer update

Published 6th February 2023

Dame Ruth May, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent and Dr Matthew Jolly announced in September 2022 there will no longer be a target date for maternity services to provide Midwifery Continuity of Carer (McoC) for all women and trans men. Instead trusts are being supported to develop plans which work in their area. Currently there are nine […]

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Support eligible patients to get an NHS maternity exemption certificate

Published 23rd January 2023

Although some patients are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions, others need to apply for an exemption certificate before they can claim free NHS prescriptions. Patients who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months are only entitled to free NHS prescriptions if they have a maternity exemption certificate. Checks are […]

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Two new service user reps appointed

Published 8th December 2022

The Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) is delighted to appoint two new service user reps. Naz Wilson and Rae Lowe went through an open, competitive process following a recruitment campaign in the summer. They will be sitting on the LMNS Board and providing service user expertise as we co-produce and involve them in our […]

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Survey: Public Health Prevention in Maternity

Published 29th November 2022

Professionals across the North East and North Cumbria who are involved in maternity and the Best Start in Life agenda are being invited to take part in a confidential survey designed to find out how they are using the products and services provided by the NHS NENC ICS Maternity Public Health Prevention in Maternity (PHPiM) […]

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We are recruiting two service user representatives for our Board

Published 4th August 2022

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for two service users, or lay people to sit on the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) Board. You will be one of a team of three public representatives having accessed and used maternity services in the North East or the North Cumbria in the last five years. We […]

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Money for digital transformation supports improvements in maternity care

Published 9th March 2022

The digitisation of maternity services across England has taken another positive step forward with the announcement of 128 successful bids to the Digital Maternity Fund. Money will be given to NHS organisations across the country to improve infrastructure, technology systems and connectivity. In partnership with the Great North Care Record team at Newcastle Hospitals and […]

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