Facilitating quality and safety improvement in maternity services remains a top priority for the NHS, with a national ambition to halve maternal and neonatal deaths and significant harm. With goals to reduce unwarranted variation and provide a high-quality healthcare experience for all women, babies and families across maternity and neonatal care settings in England – Trusts are focused on delivering continuous improvement, creating a safety culture and learning from incidents.
This award recognises those who are making good progress in increasing the safety of maternity and midwifery services through improving access to perinatal mental health services, improving prevention, sharing data and employing better technologies. Judges want to see entries which can demonstrate shared goals of safe, personalised, professional, and compassionate care.
Judges are seeking projects that have demonstrably increased the safety and reliability of care for both new and expectant mothers and their babies. Entries are welcomed from across the NHS and public sector organisations.