Since the publication of the 2016 National Maternity Review there has been a lot of focus on improvements in care continuity and supporting choice. However, the covid-19 pandemic has meant that in recent months, significant changes to the way care is delivered, often negatively impacting expectant parents’ experience of care to retain a safe environment.
This award recognises those who are making good progress in increasing the safety of maternity and midwifery services either pre- or during the covid-19 panedmic 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.