Shaping the future of maternity care: Lessons from local areas on implementing the national review

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About this event

Designed with members of the National Maternity Review, this conference demonstrated how local organisations are making their services safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family-friendly.


Session one: National vision

Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE, Chair, National Maternity Review
Welcome and Introduction

Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, and Chair, Maternity Transformation Programme Board
Implementing the National Maternity Review: key updates and progress so far

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
How service users' perspectives are shaping the future of maternity care

Lillie Wenzel, Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund
Patient and user feedback in maternity services

Keynote Address

Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government, and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Building a personalised approach to care through enhanced clinical leadership and shared decision making

Session two: Breakouts

Professor Helen Young, Chief Nurse, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Improving choice and making services more personalised

Sally Pastellas, Senior Commissioning Manager, Children and Maternity Commissioning Collaborative, Linked to North Hampshire CCG (working across Hampshire 5 CCGs)
Janice Mackenzie, Associate Director of Midwifery and Women's Health, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (pioneer – North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG, North Hampshire CCG, West Hampshire CCG, South East Hampshire CCG, Fareham &, Gosport CCG, Southampton CCG, Portsmouth CCG, Isle of Wight CCG)
Maternity choice and personalisation pioneer

Florence Wilcock, Consultant Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Chair, User Experience Subgroup, London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network
Leigh Kendall, Patient leader (expert by experience)
Catherine MacLennan, Patient leader (expert by experience)​
Developing a toolkit to explore collection and use of feedback from seriously ill women and babies falling through the gaps

Manjit Roseghini, Head of Midwifery and Women's Health Services, Whittington Health
Enabling service users to choose how to give feedback on their care

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

Session three: Breakouts

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
Kerry Bushell, Antenatal Clinic Lead, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Implementing the stillbirth care bundle

Wendy Jones, Associate Director of Operations, Women and Children’s Services, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Electronic notes system for maternity care

Julia Gudgeon, Maternity Matron, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Giving women access to a comprehensive digital tool that offers them the information they need throughout pregnancy

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

Ian Goodall, Associate Director of Operational Planning and Programme Management, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire STP footprint area
Supporting a transformation in maternity services through the STP

Session four: Closing plenary

Birte Harlev-Lam, Clinical Director for Maternity and Children, NHS Improvement
Promoting good practice through safer care

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

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