Maternity & Children’s Network

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

Network News

Continuity of Carer press release
Continuity of Carer press release

How to meet population health needs through workforce redesign
HowToMeetPopulationHealthNeedsThroughWorkforceRedsign_Aug17.pdf

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

CQC Maternity Services campaign
CQC Stakeholder toolkit
CQC infographic

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.
maternalmental-healthwomens-voices

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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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