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Local Maternity System (LMS)

The purpose of the Local Maternity System (LMS) is to bring together commissioners, providers and people who use services to develop and implement a locally owned plan. The LMS is overseen by a Board which includes midwives, provider staff and consultants, NHS England, CCGs, UEA and Public Health. Work is underway to recruit a service user representative.

NHS North Norfolk CCG leads on delivering communicaitons and engagement support to the Local Maternity System (LMS) Board for the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

The local plan aims to deliver:

Maternity voices partnerships (MVPs)

A Maternity Voices Partnership is an NHS working group made up of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care. MVPs were developed from Maternity Service Liaison Committees (MSLCs) following the 'Better Births' review. There is an MVP based around maternity services at each of the three acute hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney. More information about how to get involved is available from:

Birth Voices East

Maternity Voices Norwich

Maternity Voices Kings Lynn and Wisbech

In 2018-19 we have:

Here are some of the things the LMS is doing as a result of feedback from local women and their families:


Maternity services report 2018 - what local women and their families told us

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