The Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP) supports improvement in the quality and safety of maternity and neonatal units across England.
MatNeoSIP, formerly known as the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, renamed following the launch of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy in July 2019, is led by the National Patient Safety Collaborative and is supported by 15 regionally-based Patient Safety Collaboratives. In the South West of England, MatNeoSIP is supported by the South West Patient Safety Collaborative, hosted by the South West AHSN. Read more about this here.
The South West Patient Safety Collaborative works with teams across Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to progress the aims of MatNeoSIP. It achieves this through local improvement projects by offering quality improvement coaching, and by connecting maternal and neonatal staff via a Local Learning System (LLS). Our LLS events and activities give teams the opportunity to learn from each other and collaborate to make system-wide change and progress.
To date, the South West Patient Safety Collaborative has reduced the risk of babies born prematurely developing the life-changing condition cerebral palsy via our PReCePT programme.
Launched in April 2020, PERIPrem, (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) is a perinatal care bundle to improve the outcomes for premature babies across the West and South West regions. The bundle consists of a number of interventions that will demonstrate a significant impact on brain injury and mortality rates amongst babies born prematurely.
The collaborative also provides support and expertise to teams to improve safety culture. Find out more here.
The South West Patient Safety Collaborative works with the following partners:
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For more information about our Maternal and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme please contact the South West AHSN Patient Safety Programme Manager, Sally Hedge or Maternity Improvement Advisor, Tracey Sargent.