South West Maternal Medicine

The South West Maternal Medicine Network co-ordinates and standardises care for pregnant women with pre-existing medical conditions or conditions that arise during pregnancy. The overriding aim of the Network is to ensure equitable access, excellent experience and optimal outcomes for women from all communities across the South West.


The network is overseen by the South West Maternal Medicine Network Steering Group, which consists of both clinical and operational representatives from each trust within the network footprint. The steering group is chaired by the Regional Chief Obstetrician Dr Judith Standing, and reports to its commissioner, NHS England, via the South West Regional Perinatal Quality and Safety Surveillance Group.


For more information about managing acute medical problems in pregnancy, the Royal College of Physicians has a toolkit.


There are different referral pathways depending on the condition, as outlined in these documents.

South West Maternal Medicine