In 2018, we ran a survey across Bucks, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West to find out what women thought of their maternity care.
Why did we do the project?
The Better Births strategy recommended that women should be offered a personalised care plan by their maternity care team. This plan will give women the option to record more about their choices and what is important to them. It will cover the time while women are pregnant, during the birth of their baby and for a short time after.
What did we do?
In addition to the findings from the main report, we also looked more closely at the results for Bucks maternity services. We wrote a new report, looking only at Buckinghamshire. We shared our findings and recommendations with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. You can see our new report and their response below. We are pleased that the findings have already been presented to the wider multidisciplinary team so that everyone is aware of the feedback from women.
The response also mentioned that the ‘Mum and Baby’ app will launch in January 2020. This will be a digital personalised care plan available to all women. There’s more information on the BHT website (https://www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/birthchoices/mum-and-baby-app.htm). If you’ve used the app please tell us what you think.