The Maternity Transformation Programme
News and updates from today’s conference focusing on implementation of the maternity transformation programme and learning from the early adopters and pioneers.
Opening Address: Transforming Maternity Services
Matt Tagney, Programme Director, Maternity Transformation Programme, NHS England
The National Maternity Review: Better Births was published in February 2016 and set out 28 recommendations to improve maternity care in England as part of a bold vision to make maternity services kinder, safer and more personalised. As the 44 Local Maternity Systems across England are finalising their delivery plans this session will set out the progress made over the last 18 months to implement Better Births and how NHS England and its 5 Year Forward View partners are working to support maternity transformation. Matt Tagney, Programme Director for the Maternity Transformation Programme in NHS England, will also look forwards to the changes that we expect to see over the next 3 ½ years as Better Births is progressively implemented.
For additional information please see:
The LMS resource pack https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/local-maternity-systems-resource-pack/
Improving safety and outcomes for women
Gill Walton, Chief Executive, The Royal College of Midwives
Gill has only been in post this week and was pleased to be speaking at the conference. Gill said that Safe Birth is her primary concern, you can't have safe maternity services without strong leadership. Gill stated that it is all about relationships, if we are going to make maternity services safer and transformed we have to improve relationships strategically, locally and with women.
Gill went on to discuss the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit findings, the OASI care bundle, the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool, atain and the National Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative.
Developing co-production to improve services
Case study: The Nobody’s Patient Project
Gill Phillips, Founder, Whose Shoes, and
Florence Wilcox, Pinks and The Blues CIC
Nobody’s Patient’ is a new project building on the foundations of the original initiative focusing on the co-production of bespoke WhoseShoes?® user experience workshops scenarios based on and involving the experiences of families in three sensitive ‘seldom heard’ groups and who often fall into ‘gaps’ between services:
with the aim of improving women’s experiences. The aim is to facilitate change in 3 key areas:
• families with babies in NNU and paediatrics;
• severely ill women faced unexpectedly with a serious illness in pregnancy and the postnatal period;
• mid-trimester loss.
The aim of our project as with the existing #MatExp WhoseShoes?® approach was to design and develop content that will enable service users and health care providers to discuss local successes and challenges in an equal and respectful way directly leading to collaborative improvement work.
We produced and tested 100 new scenarios and 14 new poems across these three seldom heard groups to use in the Whose Shoes? game.
We have designed a new supplementary booklet which can be used in hospitals across London and beyond. Having tested the new material we have co-produced solutions to improve care for these families, which have been published as best practice case studies.
Our interactive session will explain our project and enable you to experience some of the new material & learning achieved as a result. We hope to give you a lively session with plenty of food for thought giving you a feel for the way we work and how to collaborate with maternity service users.
Future events of interest:
Nurse Prescribing for Pain
Friday 29 September, London
15 September 2017