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Maternity Transformation Programme 
Bulletin No.81:   20th August 2021

Maternity News
For a copy of the last MTP Bulletin and a listing for all previous MTP Bulletins please use this index link

CNST - Clinical Negligence Scheme year 4 - new safety actions starting September 2021
NHS Resolution is operating year four of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) maternity incentive scheme to continue to support the delivery of safer maternity care. 
The scheme incentivises ten maternity safety actions. Trusts that can demonstrate they have achieved all of the ten safety actions will recover their contribution to the scheme and will also receive a share of any unallocated funds.
The Maternity Incentive Scheme Year 4 document can be viewed here
The document includes an informative Q&A section to the scheme and how it operates.
A webinar to give guidance for successfully completing safety action 2 - submitting data for MSDS, is planned to run mid September - more details to follow.

Vacancies: Regional Obstetric Leads for London and North West Region
Applications are invited for two regional obstetric leads in an exciting new role that will work with the Regional Chief Midwife in the provision of regional, strategic professional obstetric leadership and guidance on the provision and commissioning of safe maternity services and the delivery of strategic regional maternity business priorities.

MTP Collaboration Hub - new resources
The MTP Collaboration Hub is a resource to use for sharing and informing a wide range of users across many organisations that work in maternity and women's services. As a member of the hub you can upload new documents, videos and discussion topics and easily share with colleagues by emailing a link to the resource.

A recent resource created for members is a dedicated Equity and Equality  work area - particularly useful for people developing and/or implementing LMS equity and equality action plans and for those with an oversight for improving maternity services.
Note also that an equity and equality webinar is listed in the Dates for your diary section at the foot of the bulletin here

To join the hub if not already a member - please complete this form

Pride in the NHS week from 6th - 10th September
The NHS is celebrating Pride in the NHS week from 6th - 10th September. A week of events and seminars have been organised to raise awareness and celebrate our amazing LGBT+ community.
The theme for the week is Educate, Elevate, Celebrate.
 To sign up to the platform and access these events, CLICK HERE. The week is open to all NHS staff and please,if you are able to, spread the word far and wide.with your colleagues and contacts.


Obstetric Medicine training Expression of Interest now open - deadline 10th September
To support the establishment of Maternal Medicine Networks, funding and training capacity is available in 21/22 for up to 6 consultant-level physicians to achieve the RCP post-CCT credential in Obstetric Medicine.
Maternal (obstetric) medicine is an exciting subspecialty that encompasses caring for both women with pre-existing medical conditions who become pregnant, as well as those who develop medical conditions in pregnancy. Obstetric Physicians are consequently an essential element to meeting the Secretary of State for Health’s ambition to halve maternal deaths by 2025.
The national service specification for Maternal Medicine Networks will set out that every Maternal Medicine Centre should be jointly led by an obstetric physician, in addition to a consultant obstetrician.
For full information, please view the guidance and coversheet (if you do not already have access to the Maternity Local Transformation Hub, you can complete the access form here).

Maternal Medicine Network leads are invited to nominate consultant-level physicians to receive this training by submitting an Expression of Interest, or any questions, to by 10 September.


 Dates for your diary

Equity Strategy Webinar
6 September 2021:  14:00 - 16:00

The 2021/22 planning guidance (implementation guidance) asks every LMS to coproduce an equity and equality action plan. (analysis by 30 Nov 2021 and action plan by 28 Feb 2022)
This webinar will include presentations from Prof Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent and good practice examples from Local Maternity Systems. 
The event is scoped for people responsible for developing and/or implementing LMS equity and equality action plans and for those with oversight of this process.
To register for your place please use the eventbrite link here

dedicated equity & equality page is now available on the Local Transformation HubThe page includes a range of resources to support the development of LMS equity analyses.
To join the hub if not already a member - please complete this form

NHS England strategic events team: Health Inequalities Webinar Series.
Webinars to help implement NHS Planning Guidance for 2021/22 




Bookings Close

Priority 1: Restoring NHS services inclusively

23 Aug
3 - 4:15 pm

Register and further info

23 Aug @ 10am

Priority 2: Mitigating Against Digital Exclusion

13 Sep 2021
4 -5:15 pm

Register and further info

13 Sep @ 12pm

Priority 3: Ensuring datasets are complete and timely

30 Sep

Register and further info

29 Sep @ 2pm

Priority 4: Accelerating Preventative Programmes

Thursday 14 October 2021

Register and further info

13 Oct @ 2pm

Priority 5: Strengthening leadership and accountability

Thursday 21 October 2021

Register and further info

20 Oct @ 2pm

From Niche to Necessity: Genomics in Routine Care
8 September, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Free)

Register now to book your place on the third and final edition of this three-part webinar series to find out more about genomics, how it is transforming patient care, what it will mean for healthcare professionals and educational opportunities now available. 
The final webinar will explore opportunities for learning about genomics including what’s currently out there to help healthcare professionals get up to speed with what they need to know for their own practice.

The webinar is particularly useful for nurses, midwives and health visitors with limited knowledge of genomics. 

Addressing Inequalities in Perinatal Care Conference
BAPM Annual Conference 2021
4 Oct 2021 9:00am to 5 Oct 2021 5:15pm

This two day virtual conference will focus on positive and practical changes that perinatal teams can make to improve their practice and make sure that each and every mother, baby and family receives the best care. This conference is aimed at anyone who works in or has an interest in perinatal care.
Programme schedule and links for tickets are on the BAPM website here.

Exploring the intersections between criminal justice and children’s social care during pregnancy and early motherhood
5th of October from 10:00 – 15:00.  

Hosted by Birth Companions and Lancaster University's Centre for Child and Family Justice Research.
This event will bring together front-line professionals, women with lived experience, commissioners, academics, and policymakers to discuss the potential for restoring and renewing holistic approaches to work with pregnant women and mothers of infants on the ‘edge of care’ and those subject to pre-birth assessments and newborn care proceedings who also have CJS involvement. 
For more information and to book your free place visit the eventbrite website here

Aide Memoir – Links to online resources 

National Maternity Dashboard
 RCOG – Landing Page for all Infection and Pregnancy guidance 
 RCM - Landing Page for all covid-19 guidance 
 SBLCBv2: Covid-19 information 
 Revised Guidance PPE – from PHE 
 HEE - Landing Page for Covid-19 training programme for health and care workforce 
NICE - landing page for all COVID guidance and resources
NHS Resolution – Covid-19 related guidance: including Early Notification and maternity incentive scheme Link
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