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Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England and Wales for second year in a row

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Maternity and neonatal (MatNeo) units across the South West are celebrating achieving the highest rate of delayed cord clamping in England and Wales for the second year in a row, as measured by the 2021 National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP). Rates of parental presence at one or more consultant rounds (for admissions lasting more than 24 hours) were…

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Regional Perinatal Equity Network celebrates first anniversary

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Maternity and neonatal practitioners came together in the South West this month to celebrate one year since the launch of the Regional Perinatal Equity Network, marking the anniversary with talks on perinatal inequalities from speakers including obstetrician Dr Christine Ekechi, author Kim Thomas and the Positive Birth Company. The Regional Perinatal Equity Network (RPEN), a…

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PERIPrem wins Best Project at national awards

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Maternity and neonatal units across the South West and the PERIPrem team are celebrating after the project won Best National/ Regional Project at the 2022 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards on September 16 2022. PERIPrem is our project run in partnership with South West AHSN and South West Neonatal Network to introduce a perinatal care bundle…

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Meet our Black Maternity Matters Midwife Champions

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Our Midwife Champions, Angie Griffiths and Laura Lewinson, are supporting and leading midwives and maternity support workers in the pilot of our Black Maternity Matters programme, which is helping to improve outcomes for Black pregnant women and their babies. Inspired by Black Mothers Matter’s vision that one day Black mothers will no longer be disproportionately…

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Celebrating one year of the Regional Perinatal Equity Network

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In this blog our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, looks back on a successful year of the Regional Perinatal Equity Network (RPEN) and forward to the next meeting on 13 October 2022. The network provides an opportunity for those working within maternity and newborn services, related organisations and parents and parent partners to…

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PERIPrem shortlisted at national awards

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There are celebrations for the PERIPrem team and maternity and neonatal units across the South West after the project was shortlisted at the 2022 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards. PERIPrem, our project run in partnership with South West AHSN and South West Neonatal Network to introduce a new perinatal care bundle to improve outcomes for premature babies,…

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The power of language

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In response to the growing commitment in the region to work together to address inequality and inequity within maternity and neonatal services the Regional Perinatal Equity Network was launched in July 2021 by the West of England and South West Academic Health Science Networks. In this blog, Katie Donovan Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist from…

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Join the AHSN Network in the Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022

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Come and find out more about health innovation by visiting the AHSN Network’s Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022. The event, which is being held this year at the AAC in Liverpool on 15-16 June 2022, will be the first in-person Confed Conference since 2019 and the first joint Confed and Expo Conference. Creating a…

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Call for parent partners to join our Black Maternity Matters project

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Our new Black Maternity Matters project is calling out to Black women and their families to get involved by joining its steering group and using their own personal experiences of maternity care to improve the experience of other women and their babies. This ground-breaking project brings together midwives, parents and maternity staff from across two…

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Showcasing health innovation in the West of England

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People at the heart of driving the innovation of health and care across the region with the support of the West of England AHSN gathered in Bristol yesterday for a special showcase event, along with guests from the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHS England’s Innovation, Research and Life Sciences team and the government’s Office for Life…

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