Health and Social Care Committee

Maternity services inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

The Health Committee is holding a short inquiry into maternity services following the publication of the National Maternity Review report ‘Better Births’.

The Committee plans to consider the outcome of the review and related maternity services policy, together with the plans to implement the recommendations contained in the review.

Terms of reference: Maternity services

Latest evidence

  • 17 Jan 2017 - Maternity services - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF343 KB) HC 276 | Published 18 Jan 2017

    Evidence given by Professor Lesley Regan, President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Professor Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives, Professor Marian Knight, Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, National Childbirth TrustMatthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women's Health, NHS England, Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chair, NHS England Maternity Transformation Programme Board (and Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital), Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Executive Director of Nursing and Deputy Director and Education and Quality, Health Education England

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