Bliss is supporting the PremPath research project which is looking at how different aspects of antenatal optimisation and care of premature babies shortly after birth are being implemented. The project will be interview various stakeholders from across maternity and neonatal, and will assess parent experiences as well. Researchers are keen to hear from those interested in being part of this project.

The qualitative research study, funded by NIHR Policy Research Programme, focuses on how evidence-based interventions (place of birth, antenatal steroids, antenatal magnesium sulphate, intrapartum antibiotics, cord management, normothermia and maternal breast milk) are being implemented as a seven-element care pathway. 

The research involves: scoping interviews to capture the breadth and diversity of configurations and practices across maternity and neonatal care providers in England; and case studies to understand the pathway in practice and staff and parent experiences.

Researchers are keen to hear from a range of operational, quality improvement, clinical and parent advisory group leads from across the Patient Safety Collaboratives, the neonatal operational delivery networks (ODNs) and regional maternity clinical networks (CNs), who are supporting the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme.

To register your interest, get in touch with Nici Mackintosh on [email protected]

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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