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Maternity Transformation Programme 
Bulletin No.69:             14th May 2021

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

Nice guidance update for postnatal care (NG194)
This guideline covers the routine postnatal care that women and their babies should receive in the first 8 weeks after the birth. It includes the organisation and delivery of postnatal care, identifying and managing common and serious health problems in women and their babies, how to help parents form strong relationships with their babies, and baby feeding. The recommendations on emotional attachment and baby feeding also cover the antenatal period. Nice website for postnatal care (NG194) can be viewed here

Mental Health Awareness - Every Mind Matters
There are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing and the Every Mind Matters Mind Plan can provide NHS approved personalised advice on positive steps people can take to help manage anxiety, sleep better and boost your mood. 
Please share a link to the Every Mind Matters mental health action plan with your networks or embed the Mind Plan on your website and social media.
Useful Links:  Every Mind Matters landing page 

Trauma-informed Care Webinar recording
The slide set and recording are available in the Trauma Informed Care Resources folder on the NHS Future Collaboration Platform:
The webinar included topics on:

  • Implementing  Trauma-Informed Care in the Perinatal  Period
  • Services providing  trauma informed care
  • Workforce Development
To view or download the webinar and watch the recording please go to the National Perinatal Mental Health Workspace - FutureNHS Collaboration Platform

If you don’t already have access to the National Perinatal Mental Health Hub please email:

Multiple Births Midwife Standard
Twins Trust has welcomed the first ever Multiple Births Midwife 'job description' to co-ordinate continuity of care and support for women (their partners and families) with a multiple pregnancy.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has just published the new standard with the assistance of Jane Gorringe, Maternity Engagement Project Manager, Twins Trust, for nursing and midwifery staff in caring for women expecting twins, triplets or more.
Click here to view the new Multiple Births Midwife Standard on the Twins Trust website. The latest blog can also be viewed here.


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PMH LTP Commissioner webinar - Friday 18 June
To support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for Perinatal Mental Health, NHS England will be hosting a webinar for mental health and maternity commissioners on Friday 18 June, 9 – 11am. 
This is an important moment to take stock of perinatal mental health commissioning. In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Hear from Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director at NHSE/I about recovery, funding and expectations on delivering the perinatal mental health LTP ambitions in 2021/22
  • Gain insights into implementing the perinatal mental health delivery plan in an ICS context
  • Reflect on the lived experience of women in the perinatal period
  • Hear an update on Provider Collaboratives in perinatal mental health
  • Reflect on how recent national research from the pandemic can help inform the expansion of perinatal mental health services
  • Hear from a Maternal Mental Health Service on how co-production has informed service development

To register for the workshops please follow the link below.
Commissioning for better perinatal mental health outcomes - Next steps to delivery of LTP ambitions – Friday 18 June 2021, 9am-11am

BAPM Publishes ANNP Capabilities Framework
BAPM has published an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) capabilities framework.
The purpose of this framework is to give a career pathway to ANNPs working in any level or unit or within the transport setting. This model makes clear how ANNPs can progress outside the limitations of the clinical rota by setting out a variety of career development pathways using the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.
The framework sets out the capabilities expected under each of these pillars at the level of ANNP, Senior ANNP and Consultant Nurse.
Read the framework here


Dates for your diary

Shine a Light on Coproduction 
* This Monday 17th May 2021

The next NHS-wide Shining a Light on Coproduction session is booked for 17 May 2021 - sign up here: 
Click this link to view the last Shining a Light webinar showcasing coproduction across the NHS in which Mo Ade, from National Maternity Voices and Steve Anderson, MTP Programme Director shared a presentation about coproduction across Maternity. 

If you want to showcase your local coproduction work on a national platform, the next Shining the Light on Coproduction will be in November and they would love to hear from you!
Please email

Twins Trust Webinars
The Twins Trust
are running a second series of webinars with two speakers presenting a 20 minute talk, after which there will be time for discussion and questions from the audience.

Wednesday 26th May 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Mode of delivery in uncomplicated twin pregnancies - Gordon Smith
Management of atypical cases of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome - Rogelio Cruz Martinez

Wednesday 16th June 2021, 6pm - 8pm
Weight gain in twin pregnancy - Yariv Yogev
Maternal medicine cases in multiple pregnancy - Surabhi Nanda
More information and link to sign up here

Group B Strep in Pregnancy & Babies Conference
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 – online #GBSconference2021

Virtual Conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in group B Strep.
Group B Strep is the leading cause of neonatal sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis in the UK.
This one-day virtual conference brings together world-leading international experts to talk about group B Strep prevention policies, different testing options, antibiotic usage, and the progress towards a GBS vaccine. 
Conference Chairs are Edward Morris & Kathryn Gutteridge 

For full programme and registration details please follow this link

10 Steps: Developing engagement plans - with a maternity focus 
8th June, 0930-1600

This course presents the well-established 10 Steps model that sets out what must be considered when developing engagement plans and building partnerships with people and communities. For this session we are targeting people working in Local Maternity Services – while the content will be the same as other 10 Steps sessions, having a targeted audience means discussions can focus on this area of work.

Working with people and communities is one of the most important ways we can ensure that the NHS meets the needs of patients and the public. By engaging with people in meaningful discussion of the collective challenges we face, and of how to overcome these, we can tap into the diverse experiences, insights and ideas that patients and the public bring. (This engagement includes, for example, working with Maternity Voices Partnerships.)

Book your place 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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