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Project governance

Meet the team behind the Each Baby Counts project

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View the list, by provider, of lead reporters who have signed up to report notifiable cases to Each Baby Counts.


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Each Baby Counts project team





Project team role

Professor Zarko Alfirevic Professor Zarko Alfirevic University of Liverpool; Liverpool Women’s Hospital Professor of Fetal and Maternal Medicine; Consultant Obstetrician Co-Principal Investigator
Professor Alan Cameron Professor Alan Cameron Southern General Hospital, Glasgow Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Co-Principal Investigator
Miss Becky Dumbrill Miss Becky Dumbrill RCOG Administrator, Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics Administrator
Ms Hannah Knight Miss Hannah Knight RCOG National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Lead Co-Investigator
Professor Marian Knight Professor Marian Knight National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health Senior Project Advisor
Mr Edward Morris Mr Edward Morris RCOG RCOG Vice President, Clinical Quality; Consultant Gynaecologist Co-Investigator
Ms Emily Petch Emily Petch RCOG Project Manager, Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics Project Manager
Dr Louise Robertson Dr Louise Robertson Liverpool Women’s Hospital ST7 at Liverpool Women's Hospital, Mersey Deanery Co-investigator
Dr Sarah Prince RCOG Lindsay Stewart Centre Clinical Fellow Clinical Fellow
Dr Ed Prosser-Snelling Dr Ed Prosser-Snelling Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Senior Speciality Registrar Quality Improvement Lead


Each Baby Counts Independent Advisory Group 

Terms of reference

  1. To provide overall supervision, strategic direction and governance of the activities of the programme.
  2. To approve the main Each Baby Counts project protocol, any protocol amendments and any later changes necessitated by considerations of feasibility and practicability.
  3. To monitor and supervise the progress of the project towards its interim and overall objectives.
  4. To advise the Each Baby Counts Project Team on all aspects of the programme, including publicity and presentation.
  5. To share learning from other national initiatives that is relevant and pertinent to the Each Baby Counts programme, and vice versa.




Professor Neil Marlow (Chair) University College London (UCL), Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing  Professor of Neonatal Medicine
Ms Denise Chaffer NHS Litigation Authority Director of Safety and Learning
Ms Anita Dougall RCOG Director, Clinical Quality
Professor Elizabeth Draper University of Leicester; MBRRACE Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology
Dr Grenville Fox British Association for Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Consultant Neonatologist; BAPM Representative for the South of England
Dr Joanna Gillham British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) Committee Member for Labour & Delivery
Professor Anne Greenough King’s College London; Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology; Vice-President (Science and Research)
Ms Michelle Hemmington RCOG Women’s Voices Involvement Panel Patient Representative
Ms Gail Johnson Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Education and Professional Development Advisor
Ms Linda Burke RCOG Executive Director, Education and Quality
Dr Sara Kenyon University of Birmingham Reader in Evidence Based Maternity Care
Professor Jenny Kurinczuk National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology; NPEU Director
Mr Bertie Leigh Hempsons Solicitors; NCEPOD Senior Partner of Hempsons Solicitors; Chair of NCEPOD
Dr Corrine Love

Scottish Government

Senior Medical Officer, Scottish Government
Dr Nuala Lucas The Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA) Honorary Secretary
Ms Nicky Lyon NHS England Women’s Health Patient Safety Expert Group Patient Representative
Professor Jan van der Meulen London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Dr Heather Payne Welsh Government Senior Medical Officer for Maternal and Child Health
Ms Alison Ismail Department of Health (DH) Deputy Director, Resolution, Patient Experience and Maternity
Dr Laura Price / Ms Janet Scott
Sands Head of Research and Prevention / Research and Information Officer
Ms Heather Reid Northern Ireland Maternal and Child Health (NIMACH) Regional Manager
Professor Steve Thornton Queen Mary University of London; RCOG Lindsay Stewart Committee Vice Principal (Health); Chair of RCOG Lindsay Stewart Committee for Audit and Clinical Informatics
Ms Michele Upton NHS England Patient Safety Lead - Maternity and Newborn
Professor Gerry Visser Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMC), Utrecht Head of Obstetrics, UMC, Utrecht
Mr Alistair McKelvey NHS England's Specialised Women's Services Clinical Reference Group Member
Dr Alison Elderfield RCOG Head of Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics


Past members of the Each Baby Counts Independent Advisory Group include:

  • Ms Flora Goldhill; Department of Health, Director for Children, Families & Maternity and Health Inequalities (Dec 2014 - Jul 2015)
  • Dr Catherine Calderwood; NHS England and Scottish Government, National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women’s Health; Senior Medical Officer Women and Children's Health (Dec 2014 - Apr 2016)
  • Dr Amanda Ogilvy-Stuart; Addenbrooke’s Hospital; British Association for Perinatal Medicine (BAPM), Consultant Neonatologist; BAPM Treasurer (Dec 2014 - Apr 2016)
  • Ms Madeleine Percival & Ms Clare Sandling; Department of Health; Deputy Director, Children, Families & Maternity (July 2015 - April 2017)

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Each Baby Counts project, please email or call +44 20 7772 6498.

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