Mental illness makes a significant contribution to maternal deaths. This document highlights the role of maternity services in the early identification of high-risk women and assessment of current illness, and describes principles of service organisation for health providers to meet these needs.
This Good Practice Paper was developed prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This is the first edition of this paper.
Please note that the Patient Safety Committee regularly assesses the need to update. Further information on this review is available on request.
Developer declaration of interests
Available on request.