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PERIPrem (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) is a new perinatal care bundle to improve the outcomes for premature babies across the West and South West regions. The bundle will consist of a number of interventions that will demonstrate a significant impact on brain injury and mortality rates amongst babies born prematurely.

The bundle is the first of its kind, and builds on lessons learned from designing and delivering the PReCePT (Preventing Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour) project as well as being clinically owned and driven by perinatal staff across the region. It will support maternity and neonatal units in implementing or improving innovative elements of care that will contribute to a reduction in brain injury and death in the smallest and earliest born babies. Links to each of the bundle elements can be found below.

Read more about the project here>

West of England Academic Health Science network is delivering PERIPrem in partnership with The South West Academic Health Science Network and The South West Neonatal Network. We are working with Health Innovation Network (HIN), British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) and other organisations to ensure the PERIPrem bundle is at the forefront of innovation and research.

Meet the team working on the project here >

An introduction to PERIPrem

In this video, Dr Karen Luyt gives an introduction to PERIPrem, outlining the aims of the care bundle and the next steps for the project.

Why PERIPrem?

PERIPrem is not just about implementing a care bundle. It is about forging a new way of working, where clinicians from obstetrics, midwifery and neonatal join together to drive forward and revolutionise care for pre term babies. Read more here >

In the video below parents of premature babies give their accounts of how their births were affected by the implementation oif the PERIPrem care bundle.

Watch our Parent webinar here.

Quality Improvement Resources

Our Quality Improvement page contains all of the current tools and documents that will support you as a clinical team on your PERIPrem journeys.

Watch our Data for Improvement webinar here.

Watch our Volume-Targeted Ventilation Strategies webinar here.


Download resources for all PERIPrem bundle elements

(Dashboard and data resourecs on Quality Improvement page)

Please tell us a bit about yourself to download our PERIPrem resources

PERIPrem resources form
PERIPrem resources form


Download PERIPrem online background here.

Download PERIPrem celebration template here.

Download PERIPrem certificate template here.

The PERIPrem bundle elements