Maternal and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP)

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In A Nutshell:

The overall aim of the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP) is to reduce the rate of preterm births (from 8% to 6%) and reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025.

To achieve this moving forward, the national MatNeoSIP focus has been placed on two main clinically based workstreams:

  • Early recognition and management of deterioration of women and babies
  • Optimisation and stabilisation of the pre term infant.

In addition to these clinical workstreams a strong focus will be placed on providing support to:

  • Improve safety culture in maternity and neonatal teams
  • Implement the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) to facilitate effective shared learning from incidents to achieve improvements in care.

All MatNeoSIP work is in alignment with the Maternity Transformation Programme, The British Association of Perinatal Medicine and all other national priorities on the safety landscape.

This work is part 2 of a 2 phase improvement programme continuing to build on the previous Phase 1 Maternity and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Quality Improvement coaching and support that all trusts benefited from between 2017 and 2020.

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who we are working with

Academic Health Science Network
National Maternity Voices
National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes - Maternity and Neonatal
National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes
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North West Neonatal

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Contact Information

MatNeoSIP Lead

Clinical Improvement Fellow & Obstetric Lead

Project Manager

Patient Safety Collaborative Programme Manager

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"The whole ward team have really embraced the safety huddle concept. We have reached the milestone of 30 days without a fall today"

Dr Alan Hart-Thomas, Clinical Director