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Maternity Transformation Programme 
Bulletin No.75:             2nd July 2021

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

The NHS is 73 years old next week - Monday 5th July! 
Celebrate the achievements of the last 73 years, appreciate the vital role the NHS plays in all our lives, and recognise and thank our extraordinary NHS staff – who are there to guide, support and care, day in, day out. 

Share your stories, host your #NHSBigTea parties and help us celebrate colleagues across the NHS and the amazing care delivered day in, day out. #NHSBirthday

Find out what is planned and how you can join the events for the day

Personalised Care Institute (PCI) eLearning module - supported by the RCM 
A personalised care e-learning module for maternity healthcare professionals has been launched - supported by the RCM as a free resource available to all maternity care professionals via the Personalised Care Institute. (PCI).
The interactive e-learning module outlines the importance of personalised care in practice and prompts learners to apply core principles in their own healthcare settings. It discusses the national guidance for informed decision making, alongside consultation skills and methods. A plethora of practical techniques, including details of the IDECIDE application to be launched to support informed consent. 
To register and read more - please click this link

Note that a national webinar for Personalised Care & Support Planning for maternity services is to be held next week (Thurs 9th) - see details in Dates for your Diary below

Roles and responsibilities of the consultant providing acute care in obstetrics and gynaecology  - RCOG paper.
This document refines the previous RCOG Good Practice Paper Responsibility of Consultant On-Call published in 2009. It defines the roles and responsibilities of the consultant and examines the organisational support required.
The document Roles and Responsibilities of the consultant can be downloaded and reviewed from the RCOG website.

Framework for involving patients in patient safety - National Patient safety Team (June 29th)
The National Patient Safety team published a new ‘Framework for involving patients in patient safety’, which is a key part of the patient safety strategy.
The framework has been developed in partnership with patients and recognises the importance of involving patients, their families, carers and other lay people in improving the safety of NHS care, as well as how providers can empower patients to keep themselves safe.
 You can find out more and read the full and summary versions of the framework here

Maternity Regional Dashboard - an operational view 
A regional dashboard has been developed in response to an ask for an operational view of the maternity regions. 100 metrics have been compiled proposed by the regions and over half have now been included in this version of the dashboard. More metrics will be added in the near future. All data included at this stage are publicly available and there are no sharing restrictions.
The Regional Maternity Dashboard can be accessed here - if you are not a hub member please click this link and request access to the regional dashboard.
The tool enables people to select geography and further filter by category of data and/or metric. There is also a chart view which currently shows trends for data points with 95% confidence limits but this will be replaced with Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts as part of the iterative development. Training via Teams in the use of the tool will be offered once SPC has been incorporated. 


Maternity Local Transformation -Collaboration Platform

Share information across organisational boundaries using the Collaboration Hub and make key documents immediately accessible to your intended audience - note that all members can upload documents, presentations, spreadsheets and videos. The Collaboration Hub also has a discussion forum where ideas and requests for help can be made.
Recent requests include:

  • Request for Latent Phase of Labour guidance 
  • Comms materials to use for traveller community
  • Comms for BAME audience to encourage vaccination
  • Baby Buddy app - testing before the summer 2021 launch
if you are not a hub member please click this link to join


Dates for your diary

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

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

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


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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