We are delighted to announce that, on Weds Nov 9th, Neighbourhood Midwives signed our first NHS contract for a two year pilot with Waltham Forest CCG. WF is in one of the 7 pioneer areas working with the Maternity Transformation Programme Board to implement the recommendations of the 2016 Maternity Review around increasing choice and personalised care to women.
The agreed contract is the culmination of our many years of campaigning to provide a community based caseload midwifery service within the NHS and is the result of a great deal of hard work and commitment from a fantastic team at the CCG. As an employee owned social enterprise NM’s vision is to provide another choice for midwives as well as for women and their families.
Our new service will launch on Monday, 14th November in Waltham Forest and we look forward to working closely with our colleagues throughout the maternity service, providing women centred care and hopefully lots of homebirths!
A big thank you to all our midwives, supporters and everyone who has championed us along the way. There will be many more challenges ahead no doubt but for now it is time to pause for a moment, reflect on our journey so far and celebrate our achievement in reaching this milestone.