Dr Sarah Bates

Neonatal Operational Clinical Lead, PERIPrem, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Sarah graduated from UWCM, Cardiff in 2002, and after completing training in the Severn Deanery in 2015, was appointed as a Neonatal Consultant in Swindon. She is passionate about multidisciplinary perinatal team training and Quality Improvement (QI).

Sarah introduced neoPremQI in 2017, a perinatal preterm optimisation bundle with a strong focus on implementation of delayed cord clamping. In 2019, this lead to involvement with the West of England AHSN and working with Karen Luyt and the University Hospitals Bristol team to develop PERIPrem. She is the Neonatal Operational Clinical Lead for the project.

Sarah’s other roles include:

  • BAPM Executive Committee LNU & SCU Representative.  Member of Working Group for BAPM 2019 Framework for Practice for Extremely Preterm Birth.
  • LNU & SCU Representative to NHS England Specialised Commissioning Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group.
  • BAPM Quality Collaborative member, chairing national working group developing toolkit for optimising early maternal breast milk for preterm infants.

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