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Maternity Transformation Programme 
Bulletin No.74:             25th June 2021

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

Maternity Dashboard - updated with latest March 2021 data
The March 2021 monthly maternity statistics were published by NHS Digital yesterday (24th June) and are also available to view from the National Maternity Dashboard. The dashboard presents data at Trust level helping clinical teams in maternity services compare performance with their peers on a series of Clinical Quality Improvement Metrics (CQIMs) and National Maternity Indicators (NMIs),  identifying areas that may require local clinical quality improvement. 
The monthly statistics are still classed as experimental - MSDSv2 is still relatively new so some information may reflect data quality issues rather than actual delivered care. The dashboard shows a data quality rating for each maternity provider listed by each data item.
Queries with data quality can be emailed to
Useful resources for understanding your data can be viewed from:
NHSD - Dashboard and Maternity Data sources
NHSD - Maternity Services Dataset (MSDS) - background and implementation guidance

Maternity Regional Reporting Tool
The tool includes a range of clinical quality indicators including around safety, effectiveness, experience and equity.  LMS may find the equity indictors useful when coproducing their equity and equality action plans in line with the 2021/22 priorities and operational planning guidance: Implementation guidance
National guidance for LMS about equity and equality will be published shortly and announced in the MTP bulletin when available.

Health inequalities - My role in tackling health inequalities: a framework for allied health professionals
A framework from the Kings Fund with useful links to information and resources has been published for allied health professionals to promote an individual's role whether large or small to improve health inequalities. Although the framework is aimed at allied health professionals the content and case studies can be equally applicable to elements of maternity care providing examples and a reflection on methods of engagement with women and their families.
The framework can be downloaded from the Kings Fund website here 

Resources to support Personalised Care
 A short animation explaining what personalised care means for women is available here
2 linked posters are also available on the maternity hub here ; there is a poster for women and a second summarising the benefits of personalised care with some starting out tips for staff. 
If you dont already have access to the hub - please click here

National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) annual report
Published this week is the NCMD second annual report for the findings of child mortality from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
The NCMD collects data on the deaths of all live-born children in England who die before their 18th birthday. The findings report demographic details on children who die and also multi-agency information on the circumstances of their death.
42% of deaths were children under 28 days and 63% were infants under 1 year of age. The full report with executive summary can be viewed here and a quick read infographic of key findings is available from hqip.and also from the NCMD


13th May 2021 webinar
recordings and slides - over 400 attendees!

Keynote speech from Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent - the NHS’s contribution to the prevention agenda and tackling maternal smoking.  (10 mins)
Full webinar recording here (1hr 50mins)

Webinar Q&As including:

  • CO monitoring and f2f stop smoking appointments
  • Continuity of carer
  • The NHS Long Term Plan rollout
  • The UHD pilot with vulnerable pregnant women
  • The GM smokefree pregnancy pathway
Getting back on Track Q&A sheet can be viewed here

Vaccination sites - google map for June 2021.
Need to know the nearest vaccination site?
A google map with the latest places for vaccination has been produced using data from NHS England & Improvement and the ONS.
Hospital hubs are marked in blue, mass vaccination centres in orange, pharmacies in yellow and local GP-led centres in green.


Dates for your diary

Working together to deliver the Neonatal Critical Care Review (NCCR)
Friday 9th July 10.30am -12.30pm
As we work towards implementing the recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Review (NCCR), NHS England is hosting this webinar for neonatal and maternity colleagues, MVPs and parent advisory groups to:

  • Reflect on the progress which has been made so far
  • Share best practice examples of neonatal Operational Delivery Networks and Local Maternity Systems working together to transform neonatal care
  • Showcase great examples of coproduction with service users
  • Hear from new Care Coordinators as they work to support parents to be partners in their baby’s care and deliver the best outcomes for babies and their families

Please click this link to register your place

Webinar - £52 million Digital Funding Investment
29 June 2021 9:45am – 10:30am

NHSX hosted webinar to support the completion of an assessment form for new funding to improve digital maturity.
New funding is available to improve digital maturity and to help make better choices for maternity systems procurement. This webinar will outline how to apply for new funding and how NHSX will help to improve the digital agenda for maternity.
Click here to register for this event

PHE - Maternity high impact areas webinar series
1st Webinar - Supporting healthy weight before, during and between pregnancies webinar
Tuesday 29 June 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30 -

PHE published the interactive Healthy Pregnancy Pathway and the 6 Maternity High Impact Area documents to support Local Maternity Systems to embed prevention across the maternity pathway.This webinar series aims to highlight these resources which set out the latest evidence and guidance, while providing some local practice examples for each of the six key topic areas.
Supporting healthy weight before, during and between pregnancies webinar is the first of the series
For more info and to book your place, please click this link

Equity training
Courses are available from the East of England Local Government Association to provide cultural awareness information, guidance and advice for maternity and neonatal care professionals. The courses are designed to create and embed effective antenatal and postnatal personalised continuity of care pathways for all communities including:

Details of other courses hosted by the East of England Local Government Association can be reviewed from their events page

National webinar on Personalised Care & Support Planning for maternity services 
8th July,  15.00 - 17.00
A National webinar on Personalised Care and Support Planning for Maternity Services will be taking place on July 8th 3.00 – 5.00
This National Webinar will share National developments in Personalised Care and Support Planning in Maternity Services and consider how these can be implemented locally, supporting Trusts to meet the requirements of the interim Ockenden report, particularly in relation to IEA 5 as well as the objective of offering all women a PCSP by March 2022. 
Please register on Eventbrite 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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