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National Maternity Review Regional Drop in Events – August to October 2015

The NHS Maternity Review wants to hear from you! Please come and share your views and experiences of maternity services and care.


The NHS Maternity Review will be hosting a number of events around the country as part of its national tour to hear how women, their families and advocates, provider organisations and the professional bodies involved in maternity care feel about the current services. We also want to know what you would like the Review Panel to bear in mind as our members go about their work. These events are an opportunity to share your experiences, contribute to the work of the Review, and have your voice heard.


The feedback from these events will contribute directly to the work of the Review and we are keen to hear from women, their families, those who work in maternity services and other professional bodies. All are welcome to come and share your views.


The Review will be visiting the following locations on the dates below. Final details for some of these events will be circulated in due course.


  • Tuesday 4th August, 10am-7pm – The Lancaster Suite, Preston Guildhall & Conference Centre, Preston


  • Friday 7th August, 9am-4.30pm – Morton Park Family & Community Centre, Carlisle


  • Thursday 13th August, 10am-8pm  – Holyfields Centre, Birmingham


  • Tuesday 25th August, 10am-7pm – Acorn Children’s Centre, Taunton


  • Wednesday 26th August, 9am-7pm – venue tbc, Plymouth


  • Tuesday 1st September, 9am-7pm  – St Nicolas Centre, Ipswich


  • Wednesday 2nd September, 9am-7pm – The Kings Centre, Norwich


  • Friday 4th September, 9am-7pm  – venue tbc, St. Albans


  • Thursday 17th September, 10am-7pm – venue tbc, Sheffield


  • Friday 18th September, 10am-7pm venue tbc, Manchester


  • Monday 21st September, 10am-7pm – venue tbc, East London


  • Wednesday 7th October, 10am-7pm – venue tbc, Newcastle


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The National Maternity Review is an independent review of maternity services in England, chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege. It will assess current maternity care provision and consider how services should be developed to meet the changing needs of women and babies. The Review is expected to report by the end of the year.