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Intrapartum Care Clinical Study Group

This page provides information about the Intrapartum Care Clinical Study Group (CSG).

Sponsor: British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 

Chair: Professor Debra Bick

Deputy Chair: Dimitrios Siassakos



The Intrapartum Care CSG supports the development of intrapartum research studies (quantitative, qualitative and basic science) to improve outcomes for women and their babies. We anticipate that studies will include service user involvement and (where relevant) exploration of women’s experiences, consideration of issues relevant to evidence implementation and (where relevant) global issues.


Research proposals

The multidisciplinary executive group (comprising obstetricians, midwives, service users, a statistician, obstetric anaesthetist, neonatologist and implementation expert) is happy to confidentially review your proposal at any stage between a one-line idea to a full application. We offer review using a standard review form.

If you have a study you would like to discuss or which requires ratification from the CSG for a funding body, or if you have a suggestion for a research priority for funders, please email Professor Debra Bick at Please send your proposal at least two weeks before our meeting dates.

If you would like to propose a study for consideration by the Intrapartum Care CSG please complete the project proforma (Word document, 701 kb) and email Professor Debra Bick at



For specific enquiries, please email Professor Debra Bick at


Further information

For more information, please visit the Intrapartum Care CSG website.

For information about other CSGs, please visit the Clinical Study Groups page.


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