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 document reports on an independent inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England. It provides a broad and deep look at the wide range of issues affecting safety in maternity care, and will be relevant to settings and countries beyond England.
This journal article reviews seven studies that examined the leadership and team factors that support safe and effective maternity care. It provides a synthesis of the key attributes of safe leadership and teamwork, concluding that leaders with capability and experience on the front line have a greater impact than leaders that hold formal roles of seniority.