Meetings

Maternity Strategy Group

Maternity Clinical Expert Group

Maternity Commissioners Forum

Stillbirth Steering Group

Perinatal Mental Health

Maternal Enhanced and Critical Care



 

Maternity Strategy Group

The Maternity Strategy Group oversees and leads the development and delivery of the SCN’s strategy and annual work programme of quality improvement to improve outcomes, ensuring these are in line with national and local priorities.

The Strategy Group is chaired by Chris Edwards, Chief Officer, NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  The membership of this group includes representation from CCG Leads, the Specialised Commissioning Service Specialist for Women & Children, Y&H providers, Y&H Operational Delivery Networks (ODN), NHS England Commissioners, Public Health, Embrace, Ambulance Services as well as the CN Clinical Lead for Maternity the CN Manager and the CN Quality Improvement Manager.

The group will receive updates on the progress being made against the SCN work programme and shape the strategy for Maternity services in Y&H.

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Maternity Clinical Expert Group

The Maternity Clinical Expert Group works collaboratively to address both national and local priorities and to influence and advise our commissioners on maternity services. The group ensures the delivery of high quality care for people accessing maternity services by working jointly across Y&H.

The group receives national reports / audits / papers and NICE guidance relating to Maternity and act as an expert clinical advisory group to clinical commissioning groups and NHS England (Specialised Services) on Maternity services.

The Clinical Expert Group is chaired by Sarah Winfield, CN Clinical Lead for Maternity. The membership of this group includes Maternity Clinical Directors/Leads for provider trusts, Heads of Midwifery, Y&H Neonatal Operational Delivery Networks, Safeguarding representation, NHS England Specialised Commissioning Service Specialist Lead for Women & Children, Ambulance Services, Embrace, ChiMAT, Local Supervising Authority representation the CN Manager and CN Quality Improvement Manager / Lead.

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Maternity Commissioners Forum

Commissioners from CCGs, NHS England and Local Authorities across Yorkshire and the Humber meet bi-monthly to discuss the priority issues for maternity commissioning across the region. The meetings generate useful and healthy discussions covering a number of important topics. It also provides an excellent opportunity to share work that has been undertaken by individual CCGs across Y&H. This group is part of the formal governance structure and also provides commissioning advise to the Maternity Strategy Group.

The group is chaired by the CN Manager.

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Work Programme Project Groups


Stillbirth Steering Group

The Steering Group aims to support the development of systems and processes to reduce stillbirth rates and improve user experience.  The group are fundemental in supporting implementation of the Y&H Recommendations for improving Stillbirth and Bereavement Care, as well as the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle.  The group are supported by a Peer Review Sub-group to enable improvements in reviewing care and learning lessons.

For details of the work programme click here

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Perinatal Mental Health

The work of the Task and Finish Group aims to review perinatal mental health service provision and women’s / families experiences across Yorkshire & the Humber and to support the establishment of equitable, consistent and high quality service provision and improve experience.

For details of the work programme click here

Future Meetings:

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Maternal Enhanced and Critical Care

The work of the Task and Finish Group aims to improve the outcomes and experience of the critically ill mother:

  • reduction in the level of avoidable maternal morbidities
  • evidence of improved medical management of sick mothers
  • improved experience of sick mothers

The task and finish group will scope and address 3 key areas:

  • Training
  • staffing levels
  • patient experience

for full details fo the programme click here

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