Choice and personalisation

Pioneering maternity choice and personalisation - for you.

Bump is one of seven pioneer sites for maternity choice and personalisation, pioneering new ways of delivering the care that’s right for you and your baby.

So, what’s new?

Personalised Maternity Care Budgets (PMCBs)
The National Maternity Review showed clearly that in some parts of the country, women are finding it difficult to make choices about their care. Research showed that most women do not feel that they have control over the choices they make about where and how to have their baby.

In light of this, the review recommended that future maternity care should be:

  • personalised
  • centred on the woman, her baby and her family
  • based around their needs and their decisions, where they have genuine choice
  • informed by unbiased information.

The review team considered different options to enable choice and it was agreed that the NHS Personal Maternity Care Budget (PMCB) could be one way of doing so.

Bump are one of the pioneers testing and evaluating how PMCBs should be rolled out across the country.

You can find out more about Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneers, including PMCBs on the NHS England website.