STRUCTURE: East Riding of Yorkshire CCG has published the results of its consultation on the reconfiguration of maternity services across the patch which showed that 92 per cent of respondents agreed with the vision ‘to provide choice and certainty in respect of choice of place of birth and the delivery of safe, high quality services for local women and their partners’.

Dr Gina Palumbo, local GP and Chair of East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, said:

“We want to continue to make sure all women are involved in planning and making decisions about their maternity care, with their health professional.

“Some respondents said they wanted much more consistent information from health care professionals, particularly around pain relief and home births, to be able to make an informed choice. This insight will help us to work with our maternity care providers to ensure what they deliver meets the needs and expectations of people in our local area.”