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


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