My contraceptive choice

This project aims to change contraceptive conversations to improve satisfaction with contraceptive methods and reduce unintended pregnancy.

Partners in birth: Empowering women to achieve physiological birth and reduce interventions

This project aims to educate and motivate expectant parents to be informed and become active participants in the birth process.

The PARENTS study: Parents’ Active Role and Engagement in their stillbirth/perinatal death review

South west England
This project aimed to improve the review process after the death of a baby in hospital, to help parents deal with their grief more effectively and drive improvements in patient safety.

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...

Using virtual reality simulation for transvaginal ultrasound scan training

Led by Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to improve patient care and provide a cost-effective way for trainees to gain practical transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) skills and experience away from a clinical setting. The team developed a TVU training curriculum based on virtua...

Enabling self-management for patients using vaginal pessaries

East of England
This project, led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, aimed to test a self-management pathway for women using vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse. The team worked with a focus group of pessary users to design the service before testing it using plan, do, study, act (PD...

Newcastle Obstetrics: Shared decision making with women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and discusses the project was run by the Newcastle obstetrics team, focusing on women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section (VBAC). The team made changes to the care pathway, giving women who had had o...

Hilary MacPherson, GenerationQ fellow

Hilary is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and Associate Medical Director for Women, Children, Clinical Services and Sexual Health at NHS Forth Valley. In June 2013, she began a six month secondment to NHS Orkney to help with the transition from a midwife and GP maternity service to a ...

University Hospital of Wales​

Led by University Hospital of Wales, this project aimed to improve patient experience, reduce waiting times and make cost savings by providing an alternative to operative hysteroscopy under general anaesthetic in day case theatre.