Our aim is to provide evidence for policy and practice for the health and wellbeing of mothers, their babies and their families.
Led by the NPEU at the University of Oxford, we are a team of experts in the fields of maternal and newborn health research, with collaboration from the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester and Cardiff, as well as Imperial College and University College, London. Our Parent, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPPIE) work is led by two lay co-leads, who are part of the core team and ensure PPPIE is at the heart of our work.
Our programme of work began in January 2019, funded by the Policy Research Programme at the Department of Health and Social Care (England) via the National Institute for Health Research. Known as the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care (PRU-MNHC), our work directly affects government and NHS policy and practice around caring for mothers and babies.