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Programme Area: Transforming Maternity Services
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The overall aim of the Transforming Maternity Services Mini-Collaborative is to improve the experience and outcomes for women, babies and their families within Maternity Services.
The primary drivers for this will be to reduce mortality and harm during pregnancy and the postnatal period by improving the recognition and response to the acutely deteriorating woman and reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism. The nature of improving the recognition and response to the acutely deteriorating woman means that this will apply not only to sepsis but to other causes of deterioration in the maternal condition. There should, therefore, be wider benefits to all acutely ill service users in maternity.
The Collaborative was launched on 3rd March 2011 by Professor Jean White and all Health Boards within Wales are participating in the programme.
Please refer to 'How to Guide' for further details or contact the Programme Manager, Cath Roberts, at email@example.com
Faculty Lead: Philip Banfield
Philip Banfield is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in North Wales. He has a long record of involvement in clinical governance and clinical audit, with an MD from 1995 that looked at variations in outcomes and intervention rates, leading to the development of the audit spiral in maternity care.
An ex-advisor to the WHO in Quality Assurance in Maternity Care, he is actively involved in research in fetal monitoring in labour and has a particular interest in the teaching and training of emergency skills and drills in obstetrics. He is currently also Honorary Senior Lecturer with Cardiff University and heads the undergraduate team at Glan Clwyd Hospital.
As well as looking forward to making a difference as part of 1000 Lives Plus, he is on the steering groups for the Welsh Maternity Data Project and the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). He is a member of the All-Wales Strategy Group, having a keen interest in pharmacology and therapeutics education and the prevention of errors in clinical practice.
Programme Manager: Catherine Roberts
Cath has worked within Welsh Healthcare for over 30 years, working initially as a Registered General Nurse. She then changed her career pathway to midwifery where she remained, predominantly within a community setting, for 16 years. Subsequent roles include Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Manager and Quality Improvement Manager.
Cath commenced her role as Programme Manager for the National Maternity Collaborative in July 10. This role provides the opportunity to combine and utilise both clinical knowledge and quality improvement methodology skills. Educational achievements include: MSc in Health and Social Care Leadership and Certificate in Post Graduate Education.
Programme Support: Victoria Evans-Park
Vicki joined the 1000 Lives Plus team in June 2010 as Healthcare Improvement Project Officer. Her main role is as project lead for the 1000 Lives Plus Student Chapter. This involves facilitating an active network of healthcare students enthused by quality improvement and patient safety in Universities across Wales.
Vicki also supports the "Transforming Maternity Services" programme area including managing the webpage and attending mini collaborative events.
Key contacts for Health Boards
Find out who is your Health Board 1000 Lives Plus key contact by clicking here
Leads for Transforming Maternity Services for your Health Board
Map of Health Boards across Wales
Public Health Wales: Maternity interventions for the 1000 Lives Plus programme: a rapid review of the evidence prior to choosing interventions
Launch presentation (Prof Jean White)
1000 Lives Plus Resources
Transforming Maternity Services "How to Guide"
Feb 2011 [PDF] - Introductions to mini-collaborative
Make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news from the Transforming Maternity Services programme area. Read the latest issue here:
Launch of Transforming Maternity Services (news story)
Separated by Sepsis - read Rhian's story about how she wasn't able to hold her daughter until 10 days after giving birth
Learning Session 1 (LS1)
Learning Session 2 (LS2)
Learning Session 3 (LS3)
The next 1000 Lives Plus: Transforming Maternity Services mini-collaborative, is taking place on Thursday 24th November 2011 in Cardiff City Stadium.
National Steering Group Meetings
Agenda 21st September 2011
Agenda 7th July 2011
Action points 7th July 2011
Agenda 19th January 2011
Action points 19th January 2011
Agenda 29th November 2010
Action points 29th November 2010
The World Health Organisation Safety checklist for maternity cases:
To support the work undertaken by the 1,000 lives campaign the WHO surgical safety checklist for maternity has been introduced in Glangwili Hospital. The WHO checklist provides a systematic approach towards improving teamwork and reduces the risk of harm to the patients. This requires the theatre and Obstetric team to perform a series of checks prior to surgery. These checks take place in the theatre when the patient and the team are all present. There are three distinct areas known as the “SIGN IN,” “TIME OUT” and “SIGN OUT” which requires the staff to say out loud in the theatre three phases of surgical procedure, each corresponding to a specific perioperative period. To date the implementation of this has been successful with its inception at a clinical risk forum by the risk management team, maternity team and dissemination at a labour ward forum by Dr Talar Amin to its now successful implementation by a proactive theatre team. Part of the implementation process will be to audit this. The overall aim is to improve team communication, minimise harm and ensure consistency and completeness.
Walsall case study “Maternity wards blossom under The Productive Ward”
Kingston case study “Interruptions drop by 50% per shift”
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Last updated: 16/11/2011