BAPM has been asked to nominate members to attend two NHS Steering Groups:
- Perinatal Leadership Steering Group (PLSG)
- Culture Steering Group (CSG)
They are seeking a neonatal nurse and a neonatologist to join each of these groups.
How to apply
If you would like to represent BAPM on one or both of these groups then please email the BAPM Office by 3 May and include 1-2 paragraphs explaining your interest.
The meetings take place every quarter, the next PLSG will be in early June 2023 and the next CSG will be 17 May 2023.
About the Groups
The PLSG has been established to provide strategic direction and oversight for effective delivery of a strategy aimed at developing strong leadership within perinatal services in England from the floor to Board. This is to be achieved by setting out the vision of what ‘good’ perinatal leadership looks like, to include a ‘quadrumvirate’ model incorporating midwifery, obstetric, neonatal and operational management, supported by leadership at trust boards, associated specialty areas, the LMS and the ICS.
The CSG’s vision is that all those who work in and with maternity and neonatal services, and the pregnant women, people, families and babies they care for, treat each other with kindness and respect. The purpose of the CSG is to improve the safety, quality and experience of care through substantial and sustained improvements in the culture of maternity and neonatal services.
This will be achieved by:
- Defining a vision for what good looks like and promoting this widely.
- Providing oversight of and accountability framework for the work of the culture programme.
- Role modelling these behaviours at all levels of leadership, including within the working group.
- Consider and approve proposed activity to be undertaken to Identify, test, spread and adopt interventions that will support sustained improvements in culture.
- Continue to refine our understanding of which structures, processes, interventions and behaviours create the conditions for a culture of safety and continuous improvement. This learning needs to constantly inform the work through Learning Systems.
- Promote collaborative working and consistency in activities across the culture programme and with associated work.
- Ensure that change occurs within defined timeframes and results in measurable improvements to safety, quality and experience of care.