The aim of the King’s Fund study was to obtain the views of women with recent birth experiences about the safety of the maternity care they received, to inform the King’s Fund inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England.
This discussion paper considers how to detect maternal deterioration during both the antenatal and peripartum periods. It discusses the use and validity of early warning scores, the challenges of altered physiological parameters in pregnancy and the extension of the Sepsis Six care bundle used in non-maternity settings to the Sepsis Six Plus Two which can be applied in maternity care.
This section of the King's Fund toolkit for improving safety in maternity services focuses on the role of teamworking. It includes short case studies of team training and development, and covers a set of tools that can be used to improve teamworking in maternity services.
This detailed and extensive guideline document Has been developed by the Irish National Clinical Effectiveness Committee. It provides an in-depth review of the evidence relating to clinical handover particularly in maternity services from both an Irish and international perspective.
This Health Foundation Snapshot report offers a set of brief case studies examining how three trusts have worked to improve communication and handovers in their maternity units. The report identifies key actions that can be taken and distils key lessons learnt. The approaches discussed include implementing standardised communication practices such as the 'SBAR' approach, daily briefings, briefings prior to elective caesarean sections along with debriefings afterwards.