Improving safety in maternity services: case studies

As part of our Improving safety in maternity services toolkit, Anna Dixon and Vinice Thomas give an introduction to maternity safety and three trusts share how they have been working with the Fund to improve safety in their maternity unit.

Anna Dixon and Vinice Thomas discuss the findings of the independent inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England and introduce our new maternity toolkit.

The maternity team at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust discuss how they have established an obstetric emergency training programme that provides community midwives with the necessary skills to deal with an obstetric emergency in the community.

Staff at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust talk about how they have improved teamworking, communication and governance arrangements in their maternity services.

The maternity team at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust share how they have improved maternity safety – through the improved recognition and management of high-risk women/babies and improvement in staff communication.