Seven STP test sites revealed for ‘transforming’ maternity services

Seven local STP areas have been selected to test a range of innovative practices to transform maternity services, NHS England has announced today.

The Early Adopter sites, chosen by a selected panel, will try out several new ways of working to provide more co-ordinated and personalised care, such as using small teams of midwives, creating single points of access to maternity services and better use of electronic records.

These sites are dotted across England, covering a population of nine million with around 126,300 births each year, and include Birmingham and Solihull STP, Cheshire and Merseyside STP, and five in the south west and south east of England. They will share up to £8m in the next two years to support the experiment.

The Early Adopter sites are:

  • Birmingham and Solihull STP
  • Cheshire and Merseyside STP
  • Dorset STP
  • North Central London STP
  • North West London STP
  • Somerset STP
  • Surrey Heartlands STP

Full Story on National Health Executive 9 November 2016