Modern maternity services

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Part of The NHS five year forward view

The NHS five year forward view proposes a new care model for modern maternity services, stating that a review of future models for maternity units will recommend how best to sustain and develop maternity units across the NHS in England.

NHS leaders have also pledged to make it easier for groups of midwives to set up their own NHS-funded midwifery services, and to ensure that tariff-based funding supports patient choices.