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In 2016 the government published its report Better Births: National Maternity Review, with recommendations to transform maternity care, to become safer; more personalised and provide better patient-centered care.

To improve the quality and delivery of maternity care, health leaders must develop effective tools and strategies to provide greater choices for women; make services more flexible and patient-centered and improve their approach to maternity safety.

On this Transforming Maternity Services in England course, led by Margaret Richardson, delegates will learn practical skills to excel at maternity care and develop a strategy to implement the recommendations of the National Maternity Review.

Delegates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the review proposals, learn from best practice case-studies on delivering outstanding maternity care and develop an effective strategy to implement safer and personalised services.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Review the latest policy developments in maternity care and Better Births recommendations
  • Examine the new national safer maternity care action plan
  • Learn from best practice how to deliver patient-centred and safer care
  • Increase choices for women through effective commissioning
  • Devise a toolkit for planning personalised maternity care
  • Create an action plan to implement the review findings and ensure quality maternity care for your patients
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09:15 - 09:45


09:40 - 09:50

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:50 - 10:30

Implementing Better Births

  • Ascertain the future demand for a particular maternity services
  • Study the key recommendations laid out in the Maternity review
  • Facilitate and shape your market to deliver personalised, safematernity care
  • Develop best practice commissioning techniques
10:30 - 11:30

Understand the Implications of the National Maternity Review

  • Explore the current policy landscape surrounding maternity care
  • Study the recommendations laid out in the Maternity review
  • Ascertain the key principles the Maternity Transformation programme
  • Identify and overcome the challenges of developing a more personalised maternity care
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 13:00

Delivering Patient-Centred Care

  • Assess the successes and challenges of the new pioneer sites
  • Provide information and advice to ensure women are able to make informed decisions about their care
  • How to ensure effective collaborative working with service users
  • Develop a wide range of flexible high quality services to increase choice
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Case Study: Demonstrate Outstanding Maternity Care at a CQC Inspection

In this session, delegates will learn best practice from Basildon University Hospital, whose maternity department was found to be Outstanding by the CQC

  • Learn from an exemplar maternity service on their experiences of the CQC inspection process
  • Explore how to implement the national maternity review in practice
  • Learn how to demonstrate outstanding leadership and care at an inspection
  • Involve all staff in demonstrating effective maternity care
  • Develop tools to translate the CQC Key Lines of Enquiry to fit your services
14:30 - 16:00

Workshop: Implement the Maternity Review and Deliver Safer, Personalised Care

  • Implement the National Maternity Review’s recommendations
  • Develop a wide range of flexible high quality services to increase choice
  • Identify ways to effectively implement a safer maternity care action plan
  • Share best practice on building partnerships between commissioners and providers to improve local maternity services
  • Create an action plan for safer maternity care and improve maternity services
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – The Hatton, London

51-53 Hatton Garden Clerkenwell, London, EC1N 8HN