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Junior doctors industrial action (24-28 February 2024)

British Medical Association (BMA) junior doctors are scheduled to take industrial action from 7am Saturday 24th to 11:59pm Wednesday 28th February 2024.

As a result, we are expecting that a number of junior doctors who work at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust will be on strike during this time.

To maintain patient safety, some of our services may be disrupted so that our clinical teams can prioritise our most urgent patients and care.

If your scheduled appointment is impacted by the upcoming industrial action, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know and to provide you with a re-arranged date. We appreciate for anyone currently waiting for an appointment that any changes will be extremely frustrating, and we apologise in advance for the inconvenience this causes to anyone who is affected.

We will be contacting any patients whose appointments may be affected. If you are not contacted, please attend the hospital as normal.

Continuity of Carer – a new way of caring

Continuity of Carer

We are reshaping the way maternity services are delivered at Liverpool Women’s.

We are delighted to announce we will soon be launching a new way of working within our Maternity Services, Continuity of Carer. This new model of care will enable the same team of midwives to care for our mums before, during and after their baby’s birth.

This new initiative will be rolled out from Monday, 18th January 2021. Enabling a small team of midwives to follow pregnant women through every step of their journey with us. Allowing for seamless support from booking right through to labour and postnatal care, and most importantly it will help build strong relationships between our midwives, women and their families. 

Women will feel confident at every appointment knowing they will see a midwife they know and trust.

Initially there will be 4 teams of Midwives delivering the service to Mums registered with local GPs (full list below). The new model will then be gradually rolled out right across Merseyside.  However, even at this early stage it is our aim to offer the service to the majority of women booking to have their care at Liverpool Women’s.  

The first teams to deliver this care:

The Ruby Team 

If you are registered with a GP surgery listed below you will be under the care of the Ruby Team for every step of your pregnancy:

  • Earl Road
  • Sandringham
  • Riverside

The Opal Team

If you are registered with a GP surgery listed below you will be under the care of the Opal Team for every step of your pregnancy:

  • Princess Park
  • Abercromby
  • Park Street
  • St James
  • Greenbank surgery

The Topaz Team

If you are registered with a GP surgery listed below you will be under the care of the Topaz Team for every step of your pregnancy:

  • Elms
  • Kensington
  • Vauxhall
  • Marybone

The Midwife at Home Team

If you have chosen to have your baby at home, you will be under the care of 'The Midwife at Home Team' for every step of your pregnancy. 

More detailed information on the teams will be added to the Website as they develop, including detailed team information and contact details for service users. 

Click the drop down below to access the Team leaflets:

Continuity of Carer Patient Safety Presentation 

Trixie McAree, National Midwifery Lead for Continuity of Carer, gives a comprehensive overview of the continuity of carer model and how it impacts on patient safety:

Watch here