Safe high-quality maternity care in England: Making a difference for women, babies and families

Date

Friday 1 July 2016

Day

Venue Chandos House
Chandos House
2 Queen Anne Street
London
W1G 9LQ
Organised by

Maternity & the Newborn Forum

Accreditation

5 CPD points

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about this event

The meeting location has been moved to Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne St, London W1G 9LQ

In February 2016, NHS England published ‘Better births: improving outcomes of maternity services in England’, a national maternity review which highlighted seven key priorities to ensure women and babies receive safer care, greater control and more choices.

Proposals include more personalised and safer care, better postnatal and perinatal mental health care, multi-professional working, as well as working across boundaries and a payment system that fairly and adequately compensates providers for delivering high quality care to all women, while supporting commissions for personalisation, safety and choice.

The key to success of the framework will be its implementation and the changes in how services are paid for, delivered and commissioned in order to improve women’s safety, experience and outcomes.

Some novel recommendations include:

  • scaling up the provision of continuity of carer and community hubs
  • developing local maternity systems and networks
  • rolling out electronic maternity records and apps which will be accessible to women
  • national benchmarking of indicators, outcome based commissioning and a rapid resolution and redress scheme for birth injuries
  • changes in payments including the NHS Personal Maternity Care Budgets and a payment system that compensates providers for delivering different types of care to all women 


These are radical changes that are being pioneered which have the potential to make a real difference, but also are untested in maternity care.

This conference will discuss the new framework, bringing together expert speakers in maternity care to give an insight into the seven new priorities and maternity provision. Topics include:

  • critical discussion of the maternity review and implementation plans
  • scaling up continuity of carer models
  • whether NHS personal health budgets have worked
  • how women plan to use their budgets to have more choice
  • how new providers of maternity care work


The meeting will be of interest to obstetricians, midwives, epidemiologists, nurses, general practitioners, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, scientists, trainees and students.

Group discounts

Group discounts are available upon enquiry. For further details, email maternity@rsm.ac.uk

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***Registration is now closed. Places are still available for the day but lunch may not be guaranteed***

agenda

8.45 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.15 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Jane Sandall

Session 1: Better births: How will the recommendations of the maternity review shape maternity care in England?

Chair: Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Women’s Health, Division of Women’s Health, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London

9.25 am

Summary of the implementation plans

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley Bent, Head of Maternity, Children and Young People for NHS England, Nursing Directorate

9.45 am

Discussion

Session 2: Levers for change

Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Women’s Health, Division of Women’s Health,  Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London

10.10 am

What can we learn from personal health budgets?

Professor Jill Manthorpe, Director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London 

10.30 am

Commissioning for change?

Martin Wilkinson, Chief Officer, NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group

10.50 am

Discussion

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 3: Levers for choice: The role of alternative providers and e-health innovation

Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Women’s Health, Division of Women’s Health,  Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London

11.40 am

MiApp – E-Standardised maternity notes for women and clinicians

Professor Jason Gardosi, Director, Perinatal Institute

12.00 pm

New providers

Annie Francis, Chief Executive Officer, Neighbourhood Midwives and Maureen Collins, Quality and Governance Lead, One to One (North West) Ltd

12.30 pm

Discussion

12.40 pm

Prize presentation of the Basil Lee bursary for innovation in communication

1.00 pm

Lunch

1.45 pm

AGM

For section members only

Session 4: How will we know that women are getting safe and high quality care?

Chair: Miss Catherine Greenwood, Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital

2.00 pm

Rapid redress: Will it help families? Can it save the NHS from fear?

Elizabeth Prochanska, Chair, Birthrights

2.20 pm

Improving outcomes and reducing the impact of inequalities

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, National Childbirth Trust 

2.40 pm

Listening to women

Charlotte Bevan, Advisor at Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

3.00 pm

MAMA Academy: Supporting mums and midwives to help babies arrive safely

Heidi Eldridge, Chief Executive Officer, Mums And Midwives Awareness (MAMA) Academy

3.20 pm

Discussion

3.40 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session 5: What will need to happen to make a difference for women?

Chair: Miss Catherine Greenwood, Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital

4.00 pm

Learning from the past to improve the future

Baroness Julia Cumberlege, National Maternity Review

4.20 pm

Discussion and concluding remarks

Miss Catherine Greenwood, Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital

4.50 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

5.00 pm

Complimentary drinks reception

5.30 pm

Close of meeting

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  • Online registration for this meeting has now closed
  • Places are still available and registrations will be taken on the day
  • Lunch will only be provided for those that have pre-registered

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