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Taskforce calls for targeted primary care interventions to tackle maternity inequalities

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1287 (Published 23 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1287
  1. Melina Zachariou
  1. London

The UK’s Maternity Disparities Taskforce has called for more targeted interventions from primary care to reach women who are most in need before they become pregnant.

The taskforce was launched in February 2022 with a remit of tackling inequalities in maternity care and identifying how the government can improve outcomes for women from ethnic minorities and those living in the most deprived areas.

At the taskforce’s latest meeting on 16 May, experts from across the NHS, mothers, government, and the voluntary sector discussed what role primary care—including GPs, nurses, healthcare practitioners, and pharmacists—should play …

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