Catch up with where I've been, who I've met and what I've learnt. If you'd like to meet me at a future event, sign up for monthly maternity news to your inbox to hear where I'll be.
'Still Loved' screening in Parliament
13 March 2017
How can a film about baby loss be uplifting not harrowing? With trepidation, I attended the screening of ‘Still Loved’ arranged by Will Quince, MP, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss. Still Loved is moving, hopeful and real. If someone you know has lost a baby, the film helps you consider how to support them.
Midwifes say that the feedback the film received “from both seasoned professionals and students, was overwhelmingly positive…it enabled difficult conversations and provided crucial insight” and that the film was “powerful, emotive, hard to watch at times but extremely well made”.
To watch Still Loved, click here.
Birth Trauma 2016
9 December 2016
Hosted by Dr Rebecca Moore, delegates heard from Prof Susan Ayers, Liz Ford, Susanne Remic, Dr Gloria Esegbona, Alex Heath and Mari Greenfield; all with different perspectives but centring on a common theme – the importance of giving positive support to women, beginning with listening to what women say. In the final session, I encouraged delegates to reflect and discuss changes they would make to practise, informed by quality improvement techniques. The event was illustrated by Scriberia.
NHS London Maternity Clinical Network Maternal Mortality Review
8 September 2016
It was an inspiring day at the NHS London Maternity Clinical Network's Maternal Mortality Review Learning Event.
The key themes from 'London maternal deaths: A 2015 review' are shown in the infographic. The report and investigation toolkit are now available.
I was honoured to be given a stand at the event and had loads of interesting conversations with delegates. Many delegates took the opportunity to sign up for the Monthly Maternity e-News. If you would like monthy maternity news to your inbox, sign up here.
The RCOG women's health patient safety day
16 October 2015
Delegates discussed my poster - 'Now is the time for effective maternity clinical networks which will improve quality and reduce cost' - and commented on the sample maternal and perinatal outcomes provided. Delegates' suggestions included:
- When examining rates of post-partum haemorrhage, consider the effect of mode of birth.
- Neonatal critical care pathways need to be consistent across Operational Delivery Networks, to ensure high standards of care.
- The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative drives improvement through rapid-cycle data analytics and collaborative action.
Perinatal deaths in the UK: area by area results for 2013
10 June 2015
The grand Nuffield Hall at the Royal College of Obtetricans & Gynaecologists was packed for the launch of the perinatal deaths report by MBRRACE-UK. My blog for Sheena Byrom, offering a perspective on how to reduce perinatal deaths is available here...