Maternal Health: Ethnic Minority Women

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 22nd September 2021.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

I am very happy to join my hon. Friend in congratulating the team at the Highfield Centre in Keighley on what sounds like an excellent approach, showing real leadership. The Government are committed to ensuring that women across the country are able to access the support that they need. The NHS long-term plan includes a commitment for a further 24,000 women to be able to access specialist perinatal mental health care by 2023-24, building on the additional 30,000 women accessing those services each year by 2020-21 under existing plans. Specialist care will also be available from preconception to 24 months after birth, which will provide an extra year of support.