The head of NHS Forth Valley has been appointed to lead a review of Scotland’s maternity services after being invited by the minister for health.
Chief executive Jane Grant will chair the group and set out improvements to be made.
Public health minister Maureen Watt said: “Under Jane’s guidance, the review will look at giving mums-to-be a choice of options, to ensure that services are available in the right place at the right time.”
Jane Grant said it would be a detailed examination of maternity and neonatal services and both families and health professionals would be consulted. The benefits of different birth settings will be up for discussion and the impact of changing birth rates and demographics will be considered before recommendations are made.
Jane Grant will select members for the group and the final report is expected next summer.