Overarching aim: To reduce variation in outcomes and improve experience of care for women and their babies in London

Key contacts

  • Co-Clinical Director: Professor Donald Peebles, Professor of Fetal Medicine, University College London
  • Co-Clinical Director: Philippa Cox, Consultant Midwife, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Network Lead: Emily Webster
  • Senior Project Manager: Michaela Adeniji
  • Senior Project Manager Katie Nichol
  • Project Support Officer Jennifer Mwangi

Key maternity figures in London

Strategic Clinical leadership group – Link to SCLG page


intrapartum quality standards review

The London Maternity Clinical Network would like to gain feedback on refreshed Maternity Clinical Quality Standards.

The Intrapartum Quality Standards were developed by the London Maternity Clinical Network during 2013-2014, supported by commentary from the London Clinical Senate.

They standards have been well established and recognised by commissioners and providers across London. However, since their production Royal College guidance has been updated, national audits introduced and the policy context for maternity has changed.

Please see the below documents:

Intrapartum Quality Standards engagement paper – Provides background and rationale for new standards
Proposed new Intrapartum Quality Standards – These are in draft, and we welcome your comments.

Please return your feedback by 11 May to (Queries may also be sent to this address.)



Implementing BEST practice across the maternity network

The Maternity SCN have produced a number of best practice toolkits to assist provider units and commissioners to share learning from other units and improve maternity services across London.  All of the toolkits are evidence-based and include case studies to provide examples of successful implementation.

To date the toolkits produced are:

Film: Improving maternity experience across NHS services

The SCN aims to improve user experience across all maternity services. This four minute film explores the pregnancy journey from the perspective of the woman and her family — their thoughts, feelings, concerns and joy.

The purpose is to promote understanding of the perspectives of others, challenge assumptions, harness empathy and compassion and improve professional practice. A training pack also accompanies the film for use at local training events and workshops.


National Maternity Review published 23rd February 2016