GCU research contributes to a new Maternity and Neonatal Care Review

20 January 2017

GCU research contributes to a new Maternity and Neonatal Care Review

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) health economist Professor Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair in Social Business and Health, has contributed to the Scottish Government’s new five-year strategy for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland.

Professor Donaldson was a member of the Evidence and Data subgroup, one of the expert review groups, appointed to work up a series of recommendations and proposals that will seek to enhance services.

On February 26, 2015, the Minister for Public Health, Ms Maureen Watt MSP, announced a Review of Maternity and Neonatal services in Scotland. Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley was appointed in July 2015 to lead on the Review.

The resulting report, published by the Scottish Government today (January 20), sets out a vision for the future planning, design and safe delivery of high quality maternity and neonatal services in Scotland. It puts the family at the centre of decisions so that all women, babies and their families get the highest quality of care according to their needs.

Professor Donaldson said: “It is great to have the role of health economics in such major strategic planning processes recognised and for GCU’s excellent research group to have been approached to contribute to this Review. Most importantly, it is an honour to contribute to attempts to reshape services to better meet the needs of mothers and babies.”