Maternity, childhood and adolescence

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Birmingham and Solihull is home to one of the youngest urban populations in Europe. We want all of our children to have the best start in life, from birth through to adolescence. To deliver this priority, we will, for example:

  • Create a single Local Maternity System (LMS) to give babies the best start in life
  • Develop integrated strategic commissioning for children’s services involving schools, public health, NHS and social care and integrate health visiting, children’s centres and other services in early years hubs
Birmingham & Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership (BUMP)

Every year, Birmingham and Solihull welcome more than 18,500 babies, and we know that the numbers of babies born are likely to increase over the next few years. Our population is also very diverse, with many factors impacting on the support mums and babies require at different stages of their pregnancy journey.

Led by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, alongside other NHS organisations, two local authorities and voluntary organisations, BUMP partners share a vision where:

Every woman will be empowered to access consistent, world-class and holistic care right for them, their baby and their family.

BUMP aims to introduce:

  • A single point of access for all maternity referrals making sure women have access to the right care from day one, through a dedicated midwife
  • Dedicated Community hubs – bringing midwifery and specialist care to convenient locations
  • A host of additional services, including better perinatal mental health services and online antenatal courses

To find out more about Bump, including how you can get involved, visit the Bump website.