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