A HSJ commissioned report which sets out key actions and best practice for hospital and system leaders, as well as highlighting a need to reset some expectations.
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.
The maternity team at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust share how they have improved maternity safety – through the improved recognition and management of high-risk women/babies and improvement in staff communication.
Understanding the patient safety issues for some vulnerable groups of women known to be at higher risk of maternal death or morbidity
This literature scoping review was commissioned by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) as part of a project to determine any specific patient safety issues for vulnerable women known to be at higher risk of maternal death or morbidity.
Providing equity of critical and maternity care for the critically ill pregnant or recently pregnant woman
This document summarises all relevant safety standards in the area of critical care for the pregnant or recently pregnant women. These recommendations are applicable to either a specialised maternity care or general critical care unit. This document was particularly created in response to a recognition that there are still significant deaths associated with suboptimal care and that this mortality is higher amongst ethnic minority groups.
This page outlines the national Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Programme for England. It outlines commissioning pathways and other clinical networks and the establishment of local and national data collection.
The programme also aims to develop sustainable clinical tools, information and levers and prioritise patient empowerment. These will be made available from this website.
This publication, developed by multidisciplinary group including the British Geriatrics Society, recommends ways in which emergency admissions can be reduced and the experience of those admitted improved.