Better Births in the South West Event

Following the launch of the National Maternity Review Better Births report, we held a Better Births in the South West event on Tuesday 13th September 2016, at Taunton Racecourse. We invited all stakeholders in maternity services across the South West to join us in determining how we will meet the report’s recommendations over the next five years, which fall under the following categories:

• Personalised care
• Continuity of carer
• Safer care
• Better postnatal and perinatal mental health
• Multi-professional working
• Working across boundaries
• Reformed payment system

We were pleased to announce that our keynote speaker was Professor Sir Cyril Chantler, Vice Chair of the National Maternity Review, as well as Dr Suzanne Tyler, Royal College of Midwives Director for Services to Members, who addressed workforce issues.

The agenda from the day is below:

Agenda – 13 Sept 2016 – Better Births in the South West

Presentations from the day are below:

Welcome – Better Births in the South West Maternity Clinical Network – Ann Remmers

Better Births A New Vision For Maternity Services – Sir Cyril Chantler

Meeting the Recommendations – How are we doing in the South West – Amy Warren

Maternity Experience – Continuity of carer – Gill Phillips

The Maternity Workforce – meeting the challenges in the Better Births Recommendations – Suzanne Tyler

The Vision For Perinatal Mental Health Care – Dr Jo Black

Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneers – The experience and learning so far – Gill Walton

A Region-wide approach to Better Births – Nigel Acheson