Maternity and neonatal​

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 A three year programme has recently been introduced by NHS Improvement to improve the quality and safety of maternity and neonatal units across England. Patient Safety Collaboratives across England are supporting this initiative and 11 provider trusts in our region are involved.

NHS Improvement's Maternal and neonatal health safety collaborative wants to reduce the rates of maternal deaths, stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2030.
 
This national ambition requires all NHS trusts (plus independent providers) who provide maternity services in England to make measurable improvements in safety outcomes for women, their babies and families by exchanging ideas and best practice.
 
The national maternal and neonatal health safety collaborative will help all maternity care providers and commissioners to:
  • improve clinical practices
  • reduce unwarranted variation
  • report on how they are contributing to achieving the national ambition
  • The programme will build local capability in quality improvement and provide structured support for local teams to assess their service and develop innovative plans for measurable improvements.

The trusts from KSS who are involved in the collaborative are:

 

Wave 1Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustsKent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 1East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation TrustKent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 1Surrey and Sussex NHS TrustKent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 2East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT)Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 2Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 2Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustKent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 2Medway NHS Foundation TrustKent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 2Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 3Ashford and St Peter's NHS Trust Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 3Dartford and Gravesham NHS TrustKent, Surrey and Sussex
Wave 3Royal Surrey County HospitalKent, Surrey and Sussex