Within this information, we may use the terms "woman" and "women". However, we recognise that not only people who identify as women may want to access this content. Your care should be personalised, inclusive and sensitive to your needs, whatever your gender identity.
As one of two local maternity providers, UHB is proud to be part of BUMP, alongside other NHS organisations, local authorities and voluntary organisations.
BUMP works together in Birmingham and Solihull to ensure every baby has the best possible start in life. There is a particular focus on providing women with a single point of access to services, with midwives as the first point of contact.
Every year, the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) in Birmingham and Solihull welcomes more than 18,500 babies, and this birth rate is likely to increase.
The population of Birmingham and Solihull is very diverse, and there are many ways in which we need to support each mother's and baby's journey.
The LMNS aims to remove organisational barriers to care, and not only meet, but exceed the needs of every woman, baby and family in the region.
Key elements of the vision of the LMNS include:
- Providing additional support for women as they navigate the healthcare system
- Supporting women to make informed choices about their care, including whether to give birth at home or in a midwifery-led unit
- Providing a single point of access to healthcare services, including mental health and well-being
- Creating a single electronic patient record (EPR) for all pregnant women
- Increasing antenatal care by midwives in the community, led by an obstetrician (a doctor who specialises in childbirth, and care during and after pregnancy)
- Improving support for women and families after birth
- Providing continuity of care to ensure women, babies and families receive high-quality care at each stage of their journey
To find out more about BUMP, including how you can get involved, please see the LMNS pages on the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System (ICS) website.
The LMNS pages also feature a link to the Equity and Equality Plan, which sets out how our system will support every woman in our area to receive the best possible care, regardless of their background, supported by a workforce which understands and is representative of the communities we serve. This document is free for everyone to download.
Last reviewed: 22 June 2023