The Scottish Perinatal Network

The National Maternity Network and National Neonatal Network are managed together as the Scottish Perinatal Network.

Together, the Networks encourage collaboration across maternity and neonatal services and support the best possible outcomes for mothers, babies and families.

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The  National Neonatal Network and National Maternity Network were set up in 2019 and 2020, respectively, following recommendations in The Best Start.  Published by the Scottish Government in January 2017, The Best Start details a five-year forward plan for the improvement of maternity and neonatal (perinatal) services in Scotland.

You can find The Best Start plan here.

The Scottish Perinatal Network is one of the national strategic networks managed by NHS National Services Scotland (NHS NSS) on behalf of the Scottish Government and the 14 local NHS Boards in Scotland. The other strategic networks are the Scottish Trauma Network, Scottish Health in Custody Network (covering health in police custody and prisons),  Scottish Veterans Care Network and Fertility Scotland. You can find out more about national strategic networks at the NHS NSS website. Please click the names of the other national strategic networks above for more information about their work.

Please follow the links below to find out more about how the Scottish Perinatal Network is structured and governed, meet the team and learn about the wider National Strategic Networks context the Networks operate in.