Be the first to hear about the progress of the Each Baby Counts + Learn & Support Programme at our Annual Safety Summit. This meeting will provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals with an interest in patient safety and quality improvement to hear updates on the programme so far and the themes emerging from our first cycle of work on safe escalation.
Each Baby Counts + Learn & Support is a joint initiative from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The programme is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and works closely with the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative.
Our aim is to support healthcare professionals to embed quality improvement into their everyday practice to contribute to better outcomes for Women and their Babies.
We have appointed 16 Local Development Leads in NHS Trusts across England who will co-design, test and evaluate interventions to improve the safety and quality of maternity care. The interventions will focus on human factors such as multidisciplinary team working, staff wellbeing and cultural safety.
The results of the interventions will be aligned with the recommendations from the RCOG’s national quality improvement project, Each Baby Counts and other national maternity reports to create a consistent and sustainable safety strategy to be shared across the system to promote:
- Multi-professional learning and clinical leadership which enables improved team working and positive work cultures
- Sustainable quality and safety improvements in local maternity services and across the system
- Delivery of the national ambition to halve the incidence of intrapartum stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe brain injury as a result of events in labour.
Each Baby Counts + Learn & Support will create the learning conditions that support maternity teams to work safely
- Be the first to hear theearly themes and learningemergingfrom the programme
- Listen to keynote talks from leading experts in the field of patient safety and service improvement
- Participate in multi-professional discussions about how to improve team working and promote positive work cultures
- Share your own ideas and experience with others working in your field
- Be inspired by practical solutions from national and local speakers about how to improve care in your own unit
Who should attend
- Clinical Directors
- Heads of Midwifery
- Clinical Governance and Patient Safety Leads
- Risk Management Midwives
- Labour Ward Leads
- Clinical Commissioners
- Health Service Managers and other health professionals with an interest in risk management and service improvement