Supporting pregnant women in general practice


Pregnant women value the support from a partner, relative, friend or other person through pregnancy and childbirth as it facilitates emotional wellbeing and is a key component of safe and personalised maternity care. On 14 December, NHS England and NHS Improvement published guidance which set out the expectation that all trusts should facilitate this as soon as possible. A number of GP practices still have restrictions in place and so we are now asking GP practices to lift these as soon as possible in line with the guidance to trusts.