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Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) was commissioned by Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health - Champs Public Health Collaborative to conduct a maternity services needs assessment for Cheshire, Merseyside and West Lancashire.

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) was published in January 2016 by authors Cath Lewis, Jane Harris (Centre for Public Health) and Maria Forde, Jane Rooney (School of Nursing and Allied Health) with input from the project Working Group: Catherine McClennan (project lead, NHS Halton CCG), Sharon McAteer (Halton Borough Council) and Chris Williamson (Liverpool City Council).

This research was conducted as part of the "Improving Me" programme, which is a review programme commissioned to assess and improve maternity provision for women and families within participant Clinical Commissioning Groups' (CCGs) footprint within Merseyside, Warrington, Wirral, and West Lancashire, with NHS Halton CCG leading the programme.

View Maternity Services Needs Assessment January 2016 Report