How two maternity teams took two different approaches to maternity quality improvement: one focussed on improving staff engagement, the other on reducing stillbirths. Is one approach better than the other? How well do they fit with national priorities?
Why are outcomes measures important? What three steps can teams take to use outcomes effectively in maternity quality improvement work?
Are quality improvement tools relevant in today's busy maternity settings? And if so, where is a good place to start? Take a look at the use of the plan-do-study-act cycle in maternity settings - its benefits and pitfalls.
Continuous quality improvement: the what, why and how. The second blog in a series about success factors for improving clinical quality in maternity services - so mothers and their babies enjoy great care and staff enjoy their work.
The why, what and how of multidisciplinary team working that involves parents. How great progress in reducing perinatal mortality was achieved by involving parents. With practical tips about how to involve parents effectively.