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.
Engagement gives people an opportunity to have their say on services. By gathering people's views, it helps us understand what matters to people.
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 service 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.
Across West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity System we aim 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 strive to be the first choice when it comes to maternity care by offering women and their families options personalising their care to their needs and wishes. We will be supportive and reassuring – never judgemental.
We 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 attract and retain a highly effective workforce that will be well led, innovative and will continuously learn. Working together we are implementing all the recommendations of the recent Ockenden Report, to ensure that we are continuously improving the care women and babies receive in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
Maternity information is available on the NHS UK website.
Knowing the risks and taking care of yourself - particularly for women from a BAME background
Latest programme and Local Maternity System news, including work we're doing with women & families.
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.
The West Yorkshire & Harrogate Local Maternity System Governance Structure.
WY&H LMS supports the 7 Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) groups across our system to transform our maternity services together.