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Midwifery-led enhanced recovery following a caesarean section

Leading change Midwives at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) led the development and implementation of an enhanced recovery pathway for women having caesarean sections within the Trust’s two maternity service sites, as well as a standalone birth centre and a homebirth team. This change has led to better use of resources, experiences and […]

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Midwifery support worker parenting sessions

Leading change Midwives and midwifery support workers at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Local Authority, led the development and implementation of a new Integrated Health Service team (IHST). The new integrated service team has led to improved outcomes, working with the most vulnerable families locally, by providing support on […]

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‘Meet the Matrons’ clinic – an initiative to improve patient experiences

Leading change The Midwifery Matrons at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGHT) led on service development to address unwarranted variation in practices identified in complaints being made to the midwifery team. This has led to improved experiences and better use of resources within the Trust. Where to look The Midwifery Matrons noted when addressing women’s […]

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Seeking maternity feedback to improve care

Leading Change Midwives at the Pennine Acute Hospitals, Royal Oldham Hospital site lead a project to increase and strengthen how feedback is used to drive forward quality improvement within their maternity services. Where to look Following a regulatory Care Quality Commission inspection in 2016, Pennine Acute Hospitals reviewed their engagement with maternity service users and […]

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Improving vaccination uptake by changing the way pregnant women were offered and accessed services

Leading change The midwifery team at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust created a process which increased the number of pregnant women being vaccinated against influenza and pertussis (whooping cough), providing vaccinations at services they were already accessing. Where to look The midwifery team recognised evidence of unwarranted variation with regard to how pregnant […]

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