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Midwife Led Units Review

During the summer of 2017 we carried out a review of midwife-led unit (MLUs) services across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.

What services were reviewed?

There are a range of community services available through midwife-led units provided by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust. Antenatal, Birth, and Postnatal care are provided from midwife-led units in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Telford. The Trust also provides Antenatal, Postnatal and Home birth care in Market Drayton and Whitchurch. 
 
To find out more about local maternity services please visit https://www.sath.nhs.uk/wards-services/az-services/maternity/.
 
The review looked at how the midwife-led services meet the needs of local families and fulfil national guidelines.
 
Our review is split into several phases:
Thank you for taking part in our workshops and helping to share your experiences. All of your feedback has been used alongside our phase one and phase two data to help us shape future services. Using all the information gathered a new model of care has been proposed. 

Reports

All reports and appendices, related to the Midwife Led Unit Review in Shropshire, are available on the Midwife Led Units Reports page.

Next steps

At the moment no decisions have been made although a proposed model of care has been developed. Please see 'Related Documents' section to view.

ELC Works, the company directing the engagement activity on behalf of the CCGs, have provided specialist analysis of local feedback which has been the principal input influencing the proposed model of care. A copy of the report can be accessed on the Reports page.

The proposed model was presented to all those who helped to shape it on 30th November and 1st December, and shared electronically with those who were unable to join us. It will be shared and discussed at the midwife-led services programme board and with future Governing Body meetings. We will continue to give regular updates on our website.

Further information

For more information on how to get involved in this review, or to share your experiences of maternity services please email helen.white12@nhs.net