Better Births Survey

This survey is about your experience of maternity care.

We will use the information you give us to shape maternity services for pregnant women and new mums across mid and south Essex.

All the organisations involved in providing maternity care in mid and south Essex are working together in a partnership called the Local Maternity System to improve maternity care. The NHS has set out a national plan for the development of maternity services to 2020/21 for all women in England, called Better Births.

The vision for maternity services across England is for them to become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly; where every woman has access to information to enable her to make decisions about her care; and where she and her baby can access support that is centred around their individual needs and circumstances.

And for all staff to be supported to deliver care which is women centred, working in high performing teams, in organisations which are well led and in cultures which promote innovation, continuous learning, and break down organisational and professional boundaries.

You can find out more about Better Births by visiting www.england.nhs.uk/mat-transformation.

The information you give us in this survey will help us to develop our local plan for changing and improving maternity services both in hospital and in the community for women living in mid and south Essex.

This survey closed on Monday 18 September 2017.

This information will be updated in due course.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Mid and South Essex Maternity Transformation Plan, due to be published in late autumn/winter 2017, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.