There are over 60,000 live births in the South West each year and over 22% of the population is aged 0-19 years. Whilst many maternity and children’s health outcomes in the South West are comparable to, or better than the average for England, there is a considerable amount of effort required across the whole health and social care system to ensure that these outcome become comparable to the best in Europe.
The South West Maternity and Children’s Strategic Clinical Network is responsible for working with providers, commissioners and other partners in the new NHS and public health architecture to deliver patient focused improvements in outcomes and experience. This is being achieved by the network linking professionals and organisations together to achieve results for patients that are best delivered through an integrated, whole system, approach.
At the heart of the network is the knowledge that giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health issues across the life course.
To read more about the Maternity & Children’s Network work plan click here
Continuity of Carer press release
Continuity of Carer press release
How to meet population health needs through workforce redesign
South West Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinical Lead Opportunity
Perinatal Clincial Lead Advert 2017 FINAL
MTP Regional Clinical Networks Update teleconference 16.10.17
MTP Regional Clinical Networks Update Teleconference 16.10.2017 – Notes
Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle – Survey 7
Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle – Survey 7 – Slide Pack
Rural network event slide pack
Rural Network Event 171094 Final Slide Pack
Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle
Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle – Survey 6 – Slide Pack
Supporting system-wide action to reduce smoking in pregnancy presentation
TC Plan and SF Skills summary 310717
Infographic for physical activity for pregnant women
Infographic Physical activity for pregnant women (2)
Executive summary of smokefree skills report
Executive summary of Smokefree Skills report final
Maternal Mental Health – Women’s Voices
Please find below a link to a report by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) who wanted to explore women’s experiences of perinatal mental health problems in an effort to break down the barriers to high quality care.
Independent Midwives and indemnity insurance
As part of workstream 3 of the MTP, the Maternity Pioneers have requested a background note on independent midwives and indemnity insurance as a number of the Pioneers have been approached by women asking them to facilitate them to continue to use their independent midwife for birth. Please find a link below to a note providing some context and some options to consider in this scenario.
Independent Midwives and Indemnity Insurance
Perinatal Mental Health Webinar
Please find below a link to the webinar slides from 14th August 2017
perinatal MH webinar 14 08 17
- Smoking in Pregnancy event
November 17, 2016
Including guidance to inform practice around e-ciagrettes (vapourisers) in pregnancy Friday 12th December, Taunton & Pickerage Golf Club, Taunton, TA3 7BY Ann Remmers, Clinical Lead of the South West Maternity & Children’s ...Read more ...
- Better Births in the South West
October 28, 2016
More than 90 people attended our Better Births in the South West event on Tuesday 13th September at Taunton Racecourse. Delegates represented a vast array of stakeholders in maternity care ...Read more ...
- Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions training in the South West
October 27, 2016
Nominations required for new Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions training in the South West The South West Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Network is working with the Institute of Health ...Read more ...