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Women should be given maternity care budget of £3000

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1111 (Published 24 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1111
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Maternity services in England should offer more personalised care, with women given a personal care budget of £3000 (€3810; $4193), an independent review commissioned by NHS England has said.1

The National Maternity Review recommended trialling an NHS personal maternity care budget that would let women choose the provider of their antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care.

The review, chaired by the Conservative peer Julia Cumberlege, said that every woman should develop a personalised care plan with her midwife and other health professionals. Women should be able to access information …

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