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National Strategic Clinical Network for Maternity and Neonatal Services

Sharing information for women, their families and the staff involved in maternity and neonatal services across Wales.

The Wales Maternity and Neonatal Network was established in 2019, through the merger of the former, separate Wales Maternity Network and Wales Neonatal Network. The focus of the network is to bring together stakeholders across Wales to support each other in improving the overall safety and quality of maternity and neonatal services and experiences of families in Wales.

At the heart of the network is the aim to improve outcomes and experience for all mothers, babies and their families with the knowledge that giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health issues.

Some of the key responsibilities are to:

  • Co-ordinate the development of sustainable maternity and neonatal services to ensure Welsh mothers and babies receive appropriate care provided by skilled, trained staff
  • Develop and implement consistent pathways for maternity and neonatal care across Wales
  • Ensure that the input of parents and families is valued and considered in all aspects of the Network's work
  • Ensure a high quality service is provided for Welsh mothers and babies by overseeing appropriate audit of clinical practice and the development of joint learning opportunities and the sharing of good practice.