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New neonatal programme for North East London Local Maternity System

North East London CCG is the first in London to officially launch a new neonatal programme as part of the Local Maternity System. Now known as the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS), it will ensure neonatal services are integrated into maternity planning.

The new programme will look at transitional care facilities, work towards reducing neonatal admission, improve the number of pregnant people at risk of preterm, and work with the London Neonatal Network to deliver national NHS ambitions, including 50% reduction in; stillbirth, maternal mortality, neonatal mortality and serious brain injury.  The LMNS will be incorporating benchmarking of National Neonatal Audit Programme quality indicators into six weekly performance reviews, as part of the strategy to improve outcomes in neonatal care.

Through collaboration with maternity and neonatal services, the LMNS will improve clinical outcomes and care experiences for pregnant people and their babies. For any information or questions, please email