This report investigated maternity services at Furness General Hospital from January 2004 to June 2013, and concludes the maternity unit was dysfunctional and that serious failures of clinical care led to unnecessary deaths of mothers and babies. It makes a series of recommendations for the wider NHS as well as Morecambe Bay.
More than 100 leading experts set out to answer this question, reaching unprecedented consensus on the steps and actions needed to reform this critical and costly segment of the US health care system.
This guide is about the commissioning of good quality perinatal mental health services. It has been written to assist specialised commissioners, as well as Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards.
This resource is the executive summary of a comprehensive report into the costs of perinatal mental health problems to the healthcare system in the UK, estimating that it costs a total of £8.1 billion long term cost for each one year cohort of births in the UK or £10,000 per birth.
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.
This report examines four case studies of innovation and improved patient safety in maternity care in the UK. It discusses factors which enable change and promote innovation and identifies strong networks between commissioners and providers appropriately resourced and with strong leadership and relevant information sources as critical in fostering improvement.