Transforming maternity services: Improving birthplace choice for mothers

Updated: Feb 13, 2018

The transformation of maternity services has led to an increase in choice of place of birth for mothers. To support decision making regarding care a web app, called My Birthplace, was developed and implemented using a shared decision making pathway. The webinar discusses how to develop a service that offers the full range of choices for place of birth and the development and use of My Birthplace as well as further developments.


Gill Walton is Director of Midwifery and Maternity, at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and was appointed as the next Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives.

Gill has led many transformation programmes for maternity services and been involved in several national maternity-related projects. Gill has also been involved in national policy and strategy development, including work with the RCM, NMC and Department of Health and actively supports improvement and development in other maternity services.