- Usefull Links
How does SPSP Neonates align to other national initiatives?
All activities take cognisance of existing national policies and approaches, including the Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHSScotland (2010), Neonatal Care in Scotland: A Quality Framework (2013) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). In 2017, the Scottish Government launched The Best Start: A five-year forward plan for maternity and neonatal care in Scotland. Key recommendations from this are central to the neonatal care programme.
Other national initiatives are in progress to improve outcomes for women, babies and children. We work closely with the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC) and leads of other national programmes such as Mothers and babies: reducing risk through confidential enquiries in the UK (MBRRACE-UK) and National Neonatal Audit programme (NNAP) to ensure consistency across Scottish neonatal units.
Quality Improvement training
NHS board staff are supported to undertake further development through the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme, Improvement Science in Action and Scottish Improvement Leader (ScIL) courses, as well as providing links to online modules via NES and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
- Learning sessions and events
SPSP Neonatal Networking Event, 4 October 2017
SPSP Neonatal Care held a Neonatal Networking Event on Wednesday 4 October 2017 in Glasgow. The event focused on deterioration, and gave delegates an opportunity to come together as a group to network, learn from each other and plan future improvements.
To view the presentations from the event please access the links below:
- Keeping mothers and babies together in the maternity unit (PDF)- Dr Lesley Jackson, Consultant Neonatologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Programme update (PDF)– Dr Colin Peters, Neonatal Clinical Lead, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
- Theory and prediction (PDF)– Lesley Macfarlane, Associate Improvement Advisor, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
- Understanding data (PDF)– Lesley Macfarlane, Associate Improvement Advisor, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
- WebEx recordings and presentations
The following are recordings and PDFs of the PowerPoint presentations from the MCQIC Neonatal Care WebEx series.
31 January 2019 - Reducing CLABSI rates. The Wishaw experience by Dr Augusta Anenih, Neonatologist at NHS Lanarkshire
10 May 2018 - Quality improvements to reduce necrotising Enterocolitis by Dr Gopi Menon, Consultant Neonatologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
6 December 2017 - Teamwork, communication and collaboration by Maria Duggan at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
8 November 2017 - Mechanisms to Support QI Activity by June Aitken, Senior Charge Nurse and Matt Jobson, Quality Improvement Facilitator at NHS Grampian.
29 September 2017 - Reducing Harm from Ventilation: Chronic Lung Disease by Dr Kevin Goss, Consultant Neonatologist at Leeds Children’s Hospital.
7 September 2017 - Management Strategies for Bacterial Sepsis in the Neonate by Dr Mike Hall, Consultant in Neonatal Care at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
- Tools and resources
Preterm Perinatal Wellbeing Package Handy Guide
The Preterm Perinatal Wellbeing Package Handy Guide is now available to support teams to improve both short and long term outcomes of babies born prematurely.
Neonatal Core measurement plan (PDF) - May 2018
Neonatal Supplementary measurement plan (PDF)- May 2018
The neonatal care driver diagram (PDF) maps out the aims, outcomes and change packages for the programme.
Further tools and resources related to the neonatal care programme can be found in the Member's Area.
More Than Minutes documented our Neonatal Networking event on 6th March 2017. Below are the images they captured on the day.
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BBC News - Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says bbc.co.uk/news/health-47…
Missed our webex on CLASBI? @AOauggie presented some great QI work from @NHSLanarkshire. Check out his cause and effect diagram the team created to work through the cause of the problem pic.twitter.com/GdUMAH1zw0
I’m so glad this is getting increasing more press.... babies can be on Neonatal Units for weeks/months and Dads often have to go back to work whilst Mums maternity leave is spent with us and not at home as a family... something has to change! twitter.com/bbcferguswalsh…