Our Partnership is made up of organisations working closely together to plan services and address the challenges facing health and care services across the area.
In this section you will find links to useful information and publications about our partnership.
We are committed to meaningful conversations with people, on the right issues at the right time. We believe this is an important part of the way we work.
In this section you will find all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to our Partnership. You can also ask a question of your own.
We are a partnership of maternity and neonatal providers, commissioners, local authorities and Maternity Voices Partnerships working together to transform maternity services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
The national maternity review Better Births made recommendations for the planning, design and safe delivery of maternity services; how women, babies and families will be able to get the type of care they want, and how staff will be supported to deliver such care.
Our vision for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity System is to provide the highest quality care, information and advice for women, and their loved ones, throughout a pregnancy and whilst planning for a baby. We will strive to be the first choice when it comes to receiving maternity care and giving birth by offering women options and treating them as individuals. We will be supportive and reassuring – never judgemental.
We will listen to, and work closely with, women and their families to make sure they experience care that is safe, responsive and respectful to their needs and wishes throughout the pregnancy and birth.
Our nationally recognised maternity services will attract and retain a highly effective workforce that will be well led, innovative and will continuously learn.
Our action plan for maternity services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate
Improving safety, outcomes and experience in maternity and neonatal care
‘When women access services before and between pregnancies, opportunities should be taken to improve health behaviours and manage long-term Health conditions ’ (NHSIR 2018)
Health and care services, councils, community organisations and families in West Yorkshire and Harrogate work together as the Local Maternity System (LMS), with all partners represented on the LMS Board and at working groups.
Better Births (2016), the national maternity review recognised that every woman, every pregnancy, every baby and every family is different. Therefore, quality services (by which we mean safe, clinically effective and providing a good experience) must be personalised.
WY&H LMS supports the 7 Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) groups across our system to transform our maternity services together.