UNDERSTANDING BETTER BIRTHS

UNDERSTANDING BETTER BIRTHS

5 Talks

The National Maternity review for England, Better Births, is a wide reaching and transformative report for improvement of the services and care of women, their babies and families. The transformation is currently underway. The aim of this set is to introduce the reasons behind the review, how it was undertaken and the plans for future developments. The talks include those from leaders of the review and maternity services as well as a leader of the maternity voices partnership. A further talk illustrates how Better Births is being implemented in practice areas.

National Maternity Review

National Maternity Review

2016  |  24 mins  |  Understanding Better Births

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, current Chief Midwifery Officer explains the evolution of the National Maternity Review to make the Maternity services ‘the best that it can be’. She describes the vision of the services, the plans for Local Maternity Systems, community hubs and safety. She introduces the work streams and the original plans for the actions for the Review.

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer for England

Midwifery and Maternity Transformation

Midwifery & Maternity Transformation

2019  |  25 mins  |  Understanding Better Births

Dr Yana Richens, Deputy head of Maternity for NHS England,&|NHS Improvement, explains the timeline for Maternity transformation and the aims for improvement to services. In considering the themes of Better Births, she focuses on moving toward provision of continuity of carer, presenting evidence behind it, and the process of development of change of services. Yana also addresses the concerns behind inequality of care and forward future planning for the transformation of care.

Dr Yana Richens, Deputy Head of Maternity for NHS England & NHS Improvement

Implementing Better Births

Implementing Better Births

2019  |  59 mins  |  Understanding Better Births

Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Chair of the Maternity Review and Stakeholder council for the Maternity Transformation Programme, introduces the original aims of the maternity service review and how it was carried out. She also introduces the different themes discussed within the Better births and the reasons behind the focus. Using the analogy of a board game Baroness Cumberlege, discusses how Better Births is being implemented, and the impact of other policies on the changes. She also addresses challenges to the implementation of the policy and some of the steps taken toward meeting these. The video includes questions from the floor.

Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Chair of the National Maternity Review and Stakeholder council for the Maternity Transformation Programme

Service User Voice, Co-production & Maternity Voices Partnerships in England

Service User Voice, Co-production & Maternity Voices Partnerships in England

2019  |  19 mins  |  Understanding Better Births

Catherine Williams, National Maternity Voices, shares her involvement as a service user voice in maternity services and the role of the Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVP). She addresses the importance of all being involved in their care and the purpose of MVP for governance and quality and service improvement. Catherine describes the structure of MVP nationally as well as highlighting the different foci for some local groups.

Catherine Williams, Founding Chair, National Maternity Voices

Better training, better births

Better training, better births

2019  |  16 mins  |  Understanding Better Births

Angela McKee, Practice and Development Midwife, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, along with Clare from Blackpool trust, talk about their bid to improve safety in maternity training across the four trusts in their Local Maternity System. The partnership between the trusts involved is described along with the plans for multidisciplinary human factors training and skills drills. The education package is described, standardised across all the trusts, and team working between the different practice development departments is highlighted. The video includes questions and responses.

Angela McKee, Practice and Development Midwife, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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