Shaping the future of maternity care

Lessons from local areas on implementing the national review
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8.30am-4.30pm
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The King's Fund, London, W1G 0AN
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Conference

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About this event

Designed with members of the National Maternity Review, this conference demonstrates how services can become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family-friendly.

Bringing together national leaders and innovative projects from across the country, learn how local organisations are implementing the review's recommendations and giving women greater control and more choices.

What are the seven key recommendations?

The National Maternity Review highlights seven key priorities to drive improvements over the next five years and ensure women and babies receive excellent care wherever they live.

This conference will show you how to deliver these aims:

1. personalised care, centred on the woman, her baby and her family, based around their needs and their decisions, where they have genuine choice, informed by unbiased information

2. continuity of carer, to ensure safer care based on a relationship of mutual trust and respect in line with the woman’s decisions

3. better postnatal and perinatal mental health care, to address the historic underfunding and provision in these two vital areas, which can have a significant impact on the life chances and wellbeing of the woman, baby and family

4. a payment system that fairly and more precisely compensates providers for delivering different types of care to all women, while supporting commissioners to commission for personalisation, safety and choice

5. safer care, with professionals working together across boundaries to ensure rapid referral, and access to the right care in the right place; leadership for a safety culture within and across organisations; and investigation, honesty and learning when things go wrong

6. multi-professional working, breaking down barriers between midwives, obstetricians and other professionals to deliver safe and personalised care for women and their babies

7. working across boundaries to provide and commission maternity services to support personalisation, safety and choice, with access to specialist care whenever needed.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at all those working in maternity services, including professionals, providers and commissioners from across the NHS, local authorities and the community.

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Programme

Session one: National vision

9.50am: Welcome and introduction

  • Gain an overview of the National Maternity Review and its key recommendations.

Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE, Chair, National Maternity Review

10.05am: Implementing the National Maternity Review - key updates and progress so far

  • Hear an outline of the Maternity Transformation Programme: aligning key leaders with the vision set out in Better Births
  • Learn about empowering and energising the frontline
  • Disover the progress made for women and babies.

Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, and Chair, Maternity Transformation Programme Board

10.25am: How service users’ perspectives are shaping the future of maternity care

  • Learn about service user input into the review
  • Find out more about the review's recommendations for personalised care and continuity of carer.

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

10.35am: Patient and user feedback in maternity services

  • See the different approaches being used by maternity service providers and national tools to collect, share and act on feedback
  • Learn some of the challenges to collecting feedback, as well as the enablers to getting the most value out of it.

Lillie Wenzel, Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

10.45am: Keynote: Building a personalised approach to care through enhanced clinical leadership and shared decision making

  • See how they're developing realistic medicine in Scotland and learn lessons for England

Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government, and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

11.05am: Questions and discussion

11.20am: Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session two: Breakouts

Delegates can choose to attend any of the following parallel sessions:

2A: Improving choice and making services more personalised

11.50am: Welcome and introduction

Chaired by: Rebecca Schiller, Chief Executive, Birthrights

  • Hear from two of the maternity choice and personalisation pioneers, announced by NHS England in May 2016.
  • Examine how the clinical commissioning groups within each local area are testing ways of improving choice and personalisation for women accessing maternity services.
  • Discover how the pioneers are developing and implementing arrangements to empower women to take control when deciding who provides the services they wish to access, and enable women from all sections of society to make decisions and choices about their maternity care.

Dr Elizabeth Goodyear, Joint Commissioning Lead and Clinical Lead for Maternity, Newham Clinical Commissioning Group

12.40pm: Questions and discussion

2B: Innovative use of patient feedback to improve services

  • Hear from two winners of the Maternity Experience Challenge Fund, announced by NHS England in March 2016.

11.50am: Welcome and introduction

Chaired by: Lillie Wenzel, Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

11.55am: Developing a toolkit to explore collection and use of feedback from seriously ill women and babies falling through the gaps

  • 'Nobody’s patient' – learn how to incorporate feedback from seldom heard groups, including families with babies in neo-natal units, women faced with an unexpectedly serious illness in pregnancy and women who miscarry
  • Learn how the project aims to enable service users and health care providers to discuss local successes and challenges, leading to collaborative improvement work.

Florence Wilcock, Consultant Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Chair, User Experience Subgroup, London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network

12.15pm: Enabling service users to choose how to give feedback on their care

  • Discover how to provide opportunities to give feedback in a way which the service user is comfortable with - in a venue and service specific way, anonymously or identifiably, using self-filmed video footage and voice-recording
  • Take away key learning on successful Friends and Family Test data collection
  • Find out how to use feedback to improve services via the footprint learning tool.

Manjit Roseghini, Head of Midwifery and Women's Health Services, Whittington Health

12.35pm: Question and discussion

Joined by: Genevieve Porritt, Expert by Experience

2C: Learning from the vanguard and early adopter initiatives

11.30am: Welcome and introduction

11.40am: Developing a partnership to deliver high clinical quality and patient experience across maternity, gynaecology, neonatal and paediatric services

Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership is one of the 13 vanguards developing future models of acute care collaboration and also one of the maternity choice and personalisation pioneers.

Hear how they're:

  • working together to create a new approach between commissioners, clinicians and providers
  • tackling variation by standardising pathways and developing new models of care that are financially sustainable.

Catherine McClennan, Programme Director, Maternity and Gynaecology, Cheshire and Merseyside Women's and Children's Partnership

Simon Banks, Chief Officer, NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

12.10pm: Questions and discussion


1.00pm: Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session three: Breakouts

Delegates can choose to attend any of the following parallel sessions:

3A: Stillbirth care bundle and other safety initiatives

Chaired by: Charlotte Bevan, Senior Research and Prevention Advisor, SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

In March NHS England published new guidance, Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle, as part of a drive to halve the rate of stillbirths from 4.7 per thousand to 2.3 per thousand by 2030. In this session you will hear from two NHS Trusts on how they are implementing the bundle.

Katy Evans, Maternity Matron and Sally Bryant, Smoking Cessation Midwife, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Cath Jones, Bereavement Support Midwife, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2.50pm Questions and discussion

3B: Using digital technology to improve services

2.00pm: Welcome and introduction

2.05pm: Electronic notes system for maternity care

  • Discover how the system's enabling all members of the multidisciplinary team to enter information (including all referrals for ongoing care and specialist input) and to share data with other departments across the hospital
  • Learn about their plans to develop a patient portal to allow women to access their electronic record and link it to GP and hospital systems to enable seamless transfer of information.

Wendy Jones, Associate Director of Operations, Women and Children’s Services, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

2.25pm: Giving women access to a comprehensive digital tool that offers them the information they need throughout pregnancy

  • See how they've worked in conjunction with women who use the hospital’s maternity services to develop an app which provides up-to-date and relevant information on pregnancy and birth.

Julia Gudgeon, Maternity Matron, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Julia and the team behind the hospital's Pocket Midwife app won the Innovation in Practice award at The British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards in February 2016

2.40pm: Questions and discussion

3C: Local transformation

Local health economies are required to take the lead and consider how they will deliver the National Maternity Review’s vision locally as part of developing their Sustainability and Transformation planning (STP) process.

In this session, you will hear from two STP footprint areas on their plans and the challenges they face, with ideas on how to overcome them.

Dr Andrew Parson, Local GP, Clinical Chair, Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, and Clinical Lead, South East London STP footprint area

Ellen Rule, Director of Transformation and Service Redesign, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire STP footprint area

Professor Helen Young, Chief Nurse, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust


2.50pm: Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session four: Closing plenary

3.10pm: Welcome back

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

3.20pm: Safe high-quality maternity care in England

  • Hear a summary of key themes and next steps
  • Discover how you can get involved and help shape implementation.

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley‐Bent, Head of Maternity, Children and Young People, NHS England

3.40pm: Making care safer

Exploring these key interventions from the review:

  • Supporting professionals to work together across boundaries to ensure rapid referral, and access to the right care in the right place
  • Promoting leadership for a safety culture within and across organisations; and investigation, honesty and learning when things go wrong
  • Progress made with the new guidance aiming to reduce stillbirths in England

Madeleine Percival, Deputy Director, Maternity Safety Programme Team, Department of Health

3.55pm: Panel discussion – next steps

Dr David Richmond, President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professor Soo Downe, Professor in Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire

Alison Baum, CEO and Founder, Best Beginnings

Heidi Eldridge, Chief Executive Officer, MAMA Academy

Attendees will be invited to join the discussion and put forward comments about the future of maternity care

4.25pm: Summary and closing comments

4.30pm: Close of conference

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Speakers

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Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE

Chair, National Maternity Review

Madeleine Percival

Deputy Director, Maternity Safety Programme Team, Department of Health

Dr Catherine Calderwood

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government, and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley‐Bent

Head of Maternity, Children and Young People, NHS England

Sarah-Jane Marsh

Chief Executive, Birmingham's Children's Hospital and Birmingham Women's Hospital, and Chair, Maternity Transformation Programme Board

Dr David Richmond

President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Elizabeth Duff

Senior Policy Adviser, The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

Dr Elizabeth Goodyear

Joint Commissioning Lead and Clinical Lead for Maternity, Newham Clinical Commissioning Group

Professor Helen Young

Chief Nurse, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Katy Evans

Maternity Matron, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Cath Jones

Bereavement Support Midwife, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Charlotte Bevan

Senior Research and Prevention Advisor, SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Wendy Jones

Associate Director of Operations, Women and Children’s Services, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Julia Gudgeon

Maternity Matron, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Manjit Roseghini

Head of Midwifery and Women's Health Services, Whittington Health

Lillie Wenzel

Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

Heidi Eldridge

Chief Executive Officer, MAMA Academy

Florence Wilcock

Consultant Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Chair, User Experience Subgroup, London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network

Ellen Rule

Director of Transformation and Service Redesign, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire STP footprint area

Catherine McClennan

Programme Director, Maternity and Gynaecology, Cheshire and Merseyside Women's and Children's Partnership

Simon Banks

Chief Officer, NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

Genevieve Porritt

Expert by Experience

Dr Andrew Parson

Local GP, Clinical Chair, Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, and Clinical Lead, South East London STP footprint area

Professor Soo Downe

Professor in Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire

Alison Baum

Chief Executive and Founder, Best Beginnings

Rebecca Schiller

Chief Executive, Birthrights

Sally Bryant

Smoking Cessation Midwife, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

More speakers to be confirmed soon

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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.

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Baby Lifeline

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Baby Lifeline is a unique national charity supporting the care of pregnant women and newborn babies. The charity has raised more than £10million to provide vital technology for maternity and neonatal units, as well as to develop and deliver multidisciplinary training for maternity healthcare and associated professionals.

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British Pregnancy Advisory Service

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The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is a charity which sees more than 70,000 women a year and provides reproductive healthcare services on behalf of the NHS including pregnancy counselling, contraception, miscarriage management, and abortion care.

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Kicks Count is a charity that aims to empower mums to be with knowledge and confidence throughout their pregnancy. We educate mums on the importance of their baby’s movements, how to best monitor their baby as per the latest guidelines and are working to dispel common and dangerous myths about movement. By understanding their baby, mums can be empowered to trust their instincts and help ensure the healthy delivery of their baby.

MAMA Academy

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MAMA Academy is a pregnancy charity empowering mums and midwives to help more babies arrive safely. We educate expectant mums on how to keep healthy, and when they should call their midwife for advice. We also support midwives by keeping them up to date with current guidelines and research to aid consistent maternity care.

MIDIRS

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MIDIRS is a charity whose mission is to support midwives, students and allied health care professionals in providing a better birth experience. We achieve this through disseminating high-quality, evidence-based information via MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and MIDIRS Reference Database.

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National Maternity Support Foundation (NMSF), also known as Jake's Charity was set up following the tragic stillbirth of Jake Canter due to the nearest hospital maternity unit being closed. NMSF's founding principles are to take a 'proactive educative approach' to maternity care occupying the 'sensible middle ground' of public opinion and to help stop these closures happening.

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The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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