Welcome to the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS)
We are a partnership of maternity and neonatal service providers, commissioners, local authorities and Maternity Voices Partnerships working together to transform maternity services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
The national maternity review Better Births made recommendations for the planning, design and safe delivery of maternity services; how women, babies and families will be able to get the type of care they want, and how staff will be supported to deliver such care.
Across West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity and Neonatal System we aim to provide the highest quality care, information and advice for women, and their loved ones, throughout a pregnancy and whilst planning for a baby. We strive to be the first choice when it comes to maternity care by offering women and their families options personalising their care to their needs and wishes. We will be supportive and reassuring – never judgemental.
We listen to, and work closely with, women and their families to make sure they experience care that is safe, responsive and respectful to their needs and wishes throughout the pregnancy and birth.
Our nationally recognised maternity services attract and retain a highly effective workforce that will be well led, innovative and will continuously learn. Working together we are implementing all the recommendations of the recent Ockenden Report, to ensure that we are continuously improving the care women and babies receive in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
A priority for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity Neonatal System (LMNS) and the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board is to address inequalities. View our Equity and Equality Action Plan here
Maternity information is available on the NHS UK website.
The first comprehensive workforce plan for the NHS, putting staffing on a sustainable footing and improving patient care. It focuses on retaining existing talent and making the best use of new technology alongside the biggest recruitment drive in health service history.
If you would like more information about the LMS, or would like to get involved in our work, we would be delighted for you to contact us. We will respond within two working days. Please note that this is not for clinical maternity advice – you should contact your local maternity service for timely advice.