Learning how to replicate and scale a successful maternity safety improvement programme

This research aims to develop an understanding of what is needed to replicate and scale successful examples of improvement.

Recognition and response to eating disorders in the perinatal period

London
Project led by a team at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Research findings have highlighted barriers to implementing guidelines on eating disorders in the perinatal period. Project will translate findings into a multimedia animated film for ...

Home monitoring of hypertension in pregnancy via an innovative app

London
Run by the maternity/day assessment unit at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, London. Focusing on monitoring the health of pregnant women. Aiming to reduce the number of hospital visits that pregnant women with high blood pressure need. An initiative that allows pregnant women ...

Maternal risk assessment: management by and with pregnant women

Scotland
Run by NHS Borders, in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Early Years Collaborative and the Digital Health Institute. Focusing on risk management in maternity care. Aiming to improve maternal outcomes and engage pregnant women in managing the risks associated with pregnancy. Will...

Population change and the provision and use of NHS maternity services

Project led by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and supported by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund. Due summer 2016. Focuses on understanding how NHS services respond to increased demand without a corresponding increase in available resources. Will analyse the effect of p...

Tim Draycott, Improvement Science Fellow

South west England
Tim Draycott is a consultant obstetrician at North Bristol NHS trust with a research interest in patient safety, quality improvement and multi-professional obstetric training. He led development of the PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multiprofessional Training) course which has been associated wit...

Paul Settle, GenerationQ fellow

North west England
Paul Settle is a Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead for the neonatal intensive care service at Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Paul obtained his medical degree from the University of Manchester in 1992, having previously completed a degree in oncology and immunology in 1989. H...

A checklist collaborative: involving birth partners in delivering harm free care

North west England
Led by NHS Quest (now called Haelo) in partnership with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to improve safety and communication during labour and birth, and encourage women and partners women to play an active role in their care. The team developed and tested a safety checklist...

Developing a computerised decision making tool to help with decision making around place of birth (MyBirthplace)

South east England
Led by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with Solent University, this project aimed to help women and their partners to make decisions about place of birth and support effective planning of maternity services. The team d eveloped a decision making tool which could be accessed online o...

M(ums)-Power: putting women at the centre of antenatal care

London
Led by University College London Partners, with other partners including Mumsnet and Camden Social Enterprise, this project aimed to create cultural change and system transformation to place the needs and preferences of women at the centre of antenatal care. The project team designed an intellige...

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