COVID-19 has created unprecedented pressures for the NHS as a whole including maternity services. How can maternity leaders run a safe and rights respecting maternity service during a pandemic? This guide, produced by Brithrights, sets out a process to support maternity service leaders to reach decisions that help them to achieve this.
All those affected by decisions need to be involved in making them. NHS England guidance states that Maternity Voices Partnership Chairs should be involved in decisions about temporary changes to maternity services, in addition to staff and partner organisations.