In 2010, a group of supervisors of midwives from NHS Forth Valley identified current themes of misinterpretation of cardiotocography (CTG) and poor documentation through a process of investigation and case note review. It was decided that a robust and innovative practice known as a ‘buddy system’ would be introduced. This reduces adverse outcomes and enables effective professional learning.
This report summarises the Vulnerable in Pregnancy (VIP) project. VIP was developed from the drug liaison midwifery service in partnership with addiction and social work staff. Families for whom there was concern were identified at an early stage of pregnancy. Staff worked closely together to share information about vulnerable women. They assessed risks and needs of families. Staff planned well together and women had an individualised pregnancy plan to support them.
Using PROMPT as an example this article offers advice and best practice on multi-professional training which can be applied to other settings.