MBRRACE-UK are seeking volunteers to take part in a Topic Expert Group (TEG) and/or Case Review Panels.
The recently published MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Surveillance Report for births in 2018 found that stillbirths rates among babies of Black ethnicity are over twice those for babies of White ethnicity, and neonatal mortality rates are 45% higher. As part of the MBRRACE-UK programme, they are in the process of setting up a confidential enquiry looking at the care of Black women who experience a stillbirth or neonatal death. As part of the preparation for the confidential enquiry, there is a need to form a consensus on the optimum care pathway for these women and babies, in order to create a standard of care against which clinical practice can be measured.
They would like to give members of BAPM the opportunity to take part in the consensus process and contribute opinion and expertise in relation to the care provided to Black mothers, babies and families who experience the trauma of stillbirth or neonatal death. They are also recruiting new Case Review Panel members to take part in the consensus review process.
The MBRRACE-UK Topic Expert Group panel members will be invited to a virtual consensus meeting on the afternoon of April 21st 2021. Unfortunately honoraria for the panel member’s time is not funded in the programme.
Interested clinicians should complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to Dr Ian Gallimore, MBRRACE-UK Project Team Leader. Prospective TEG applications should be received by no later than 15thMarch 2021. Case Review Panel applications are welcome at any time during the enquiry. For further information about the confidential enquiry process please contact Dr Gallimore.