[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Women will be able to use it to pay for anything from one-to-one midwifery care to home births in pilots due to start later this year. The move is part of a shake-up in maternity care unveiled by NHS England to increase the choices women have. The overhaul is also aimed at improving safety in maternity services. It has been agreed to on the basis of recommendations from an independent review of services.

This was set up by NHS England in the aftermath of the inquiry published last year into the failures that led to the deaths of babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Read More Here” color=”danger” size=”sm” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-file-text-o” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fhealth-35634524||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]