London Maternity Safety Event | 14 November 2018

The London Maternity Partnership held a conference on 14 November 2018 which brought together various stakeholders involved in improving safety within maternity services. This was an opportunity strengthen relationships between maternity services as well as share and learn best practice examples from across the capital.


Welcome and Introduction – Philippa Cox, Co-Clinical Director, Director for the London Maternity Clinical Network, NHS England and Regional Safety Lead AND Professor Donald Peebles, Co-Clinical Director, Director for the London Maternity Clinical Network, NHS England and Regional Safety Lead.

Human Factors for Maternity Services and North West London Maternity Human Factors Training Collaborative  – Dr Jen Blair, Director, Being Human in Healthcare and NHS Consultant Anaesthetist AND Jo Keating, Innovation Delivery Manager, Imperial College Health Partners.

Early Notification Scheme – London Data – Annette Anderson, National Obstetric Clinical Fellow NHS Resolution.

Each Baby Counts- Putting it into Practice – Mr Eddie Morris, Vice President, Clinical Quality, RCOG; Chair, NMPA Project Board.

Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Network – Working Together to Reduce Risk - Dr Sarah Taha, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist and Chair of the Pan London Perinatal Mental Health Network.

Integrating Neonatal Care into Local Maternity System Transformation Plans- Dr Grenville Fox, Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Director, London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network.

Pan-London In Utero Transfer Guideline Launch – Dr Helena Watson, Clinical Research Fellow, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust AND Dr Tim Watts, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of Service, Evelina London Neonatal Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust.

Enhancing Safety through Communication – Amanda Mansfield, Consultant Midwife London Ambulance Service.

Workplace Culture – Jessica Read, Regional Maternity Lead for London, NHS England, London.

Supporting Change in Workplace Culture – Sascha Wells-Munro, Maternity Improvement Advisor, NHS Improvement.

Implementation of colour-coded red specimen bags to identify urgent samples to laboratory staff – Gergana Nikolova, Clinical Risk Midwife Specialist, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Reducing HIE: Where do we stand? – Michail Sideris, ST4 NE, London trainee, Laima Mukasa, Fetal Monitoring Specialist Midwife AND Ferha Saeed, Consultant Fetal Medicine, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Barts Health.

CTG & Human Factors – Vanessa Cole, Specialist Fetal Monitoring Midwife, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.