About SPSP Maternity Care
SPSP Maternity Care aims to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities in outcomes by providing a safe, high quality care experience for all women, babies and families across maternity care settings in Scotland.
SPSP Maternity Care is currently focusing on:
- reducing stillbirth rates
- reducing postpartum haemorrhage rates
- understanding variation in the caesarean section rates in Scotland
- reducing neonatal mortality, and
- highlighting the importance of the Essentials of Safe Care (EoSC) in maternity care.
Examples of SPSP Maternity Care quality improvement (QI) interventions
There are numerous examples of maternity care settings in Scotland that have used data to improve quality of care in maternity services. They include:
- NHS Ayrshire & Arran – 49% reduction since October 2015
- NHS Ayrshire & Arran – 42% reduction since March 2018
- NHS Grampian, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital – 55% reduction since May 2015
Resources to implement SPSP Maternity Care QI interventions
Key resources that can help maternity care services use QI to improve quality of care.
- Stillbirth series webinar: improving outcomes through assessment of fetal wellbeing, 20 April 2022
- Using the perinatal mortality review tool webinar, 15 September 2021
- Stillbirth series webinar: risk assessment and management, 30 June 2021
- Postpartum haemorrhage webinar, 15 June 2022
- Building perinatal teams webinar, 1 December 2022
- PPWP webinar, 19 May 2022
- Optimal cord management webinar, 19 May 2021
Get in touch
Engagement and close working within our perinatal communities are essential for MCQIC to drive successful QI across maternity and neonates. Email us at email@example.com if you have a question about the SPSP Maternity Care or would like to speak to a team member about how we support the use of QI interventions to improve outcomes for women, babies, children, and families in Scotland.
- MS Teams SPSP MCQIC Members Area: registration form