Overview

There is a need to provide a safe, high quality care experience for all women, babies and families in Scotland.

Service Description

This programme encompasses the activity of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme’s maternity, neonatal and paediatric care. Managed through the MCQIC (Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative) the aim of the programme is to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities by providing a safe, high quality care experience for all women, babies and families. The programme was launched in March 2013 and the scope is wide ranging and includes a focus on reducing stillbirth and neonatal mortality, reducing severe post partum haemorrhage, reducing unplanned admissions of children to intensive care and delivering better identification and treatment of sepsis. Since its launch this work has contributed to a 19.5 percent reduction in stillbirths.

Status

The McQIC programme is open to all NHS boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships focusing on reducing stillbirth, reducing severe post-partum haemorrhage, reducing unplanned admissions of children to intensive care and delivering better identification and treatment of sepsis.

Audience

NHS boards

Benefits of programme

From Jan 2013 to August 2015 24751 surgical briefings occurred prior to commencing a procedure - helping to ensure goals, plan and any potential safety issues were understood by all, and to set a tone amongst team members ensuring that all are comfortable speaking up about their concerns.

From March 2013 to August 2015 7151 safety huddles occurred enabling teams to discuss daily workload, stay informed, review work, make plans and move ahead rapidly.

From Jan 2013 to August 2014 19,981 newborn babies had a normal body temperature at the point of discharge from labour suite.

Contact

Bernie McCulloch

Bernadette.mcculloch@nhs.net