As part of the Better Births strategy, health organisations have been advised to offer women personalised care plans. Personalised care plans give women the opportunity to record their choices and preference for their maternity care.
In order to produce plans that were useful and relevant to women, Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network and the BOB (Bucks, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) LMS commissioned local Healthwatch groups to produce and administer a survey. Healthwatch Bucks, Oxfordshire, Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough surveyed 1,400 women about their experience of making choices during their maternity care, and what the new personalised care plans should include.
Healthwatch Bucks has released a report of the survey results, available here.