What we did

  • Developed a maternal mental health care pathway to support the implementation of NICE CG192.
  • Reviewed current perinatal mental health service provision throughout the regions.
  • Established Maternity Clinical Experts Groups.
  • Established and continuing to coordinate 15 regional intra partum stillbirth review panels to share stillbirths lessons learned and highlight improvement opportunities.
  • Help to reduce stillbirth rates within the regions.
  • Introducing the National Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle ahead of its national launch.
  • Reviewing existing enhanced midwifery services across the regions.
  • Developing regional guidelines for the management of pregnant women with Hyperemesis, a diagnostic and planning pathway for abnormally invasive placenta and an integrated care pathway for women at risk of placenta accreta.
  • Developing & introducing a care pathway for the management of intra-uterine transfers.

What’s the impact

  • Supports commissioners to provide equitable access to a care pathway that reflects current clinical best practice.
  • Facilitates the development of a consistent regional strategy for the provision of perinatal mental health services.
  • Provides clinical leadership & ownership to the Clinical Network’s service improvement initiatives.
  • Contribute to a regional reduction in stillbirths.
  • Reduce variation in service provision & provide region-wide equitable access to enhanced midwifery services.
  • Improve the clinical outcomes for these conditions.
  • Improve the clinical outcomes for this condition.