Northwest Maternal Medicine Network


Maternal Medicine Networks are central to NHS England’s improvement plan for supporting all pregnant women/birthing people and their babies. The aim is to ensure women and birthing people with medical conditions have timely access to the best specialist advice and care at all stages of their pregnancy.

The Northwest of England has joined together to form a Maternal Medicine Network. This Network covers Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire, Cheshire and Merseyside & Lancashire and South Cumbria. Three Specialist Maternal Medicine Centres are located within St Mary’s HospitalManchester, Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (Preston) alongside services delivered in 19 provider hospitals supporting the population of the Northwest of England.

Objectives of the Northwest Maternal Medicine Network:

  • to provide a high quality, fit for purpose Network, demonstrating value, and providing strategic direction for maternal medicine provision across the Northwest.
  • to facilitate and support the development of a maternal medicine service between the three Maternal Medicine Centres, that is aligned with service provision throughout the rest of the region.
  • to support the delivery of equitable and timely specialist care and advice for all women/birthing people before, during after pregnancy.
  • to monitor and drive improvements in quality of care.
  • to put women at the heart of all maternal medicine services and support improvement in patient and family experience.
  • to provide and support education, training and development of the workforce within the Networks footprint.

If you would like to get in touch with the Northwest Maternal Medicine Network please contact

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