Collaborating to improve maternity care: NHS Resolution hosts national maternity conference

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NHS Resolution is welcoming clinical professionals from maternity teams across England to its free, face-to-face maternity conference next Monday.

Bringing the unique lens of compensation claims to maternity safety the conference builds on NHS Resolution’s work as a national indemnity body working closely with trusts and other organisations to effectively respond to, learn from and prevent harm. Collaborate to improve maternity care, will be co-chaired by Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Non-Executive Director, NHS Resolution and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College London, and Gill Walton CBE, CEO & General Secretary, Royal College of Midwives.

The conference will bring together the experiences of patients and staff and explore how we can work together to drive improvements.

The conference will showcase innovations in maternity safety in the NHS including NHS Resolution’s own contributions, such as the Early Notification Scheme and Maternity Incentive Scheme.

The event is taking place on 28 November in London at the Royal College of Physicians.

Doing all that we can to improve the safety of maternity care is a priority for NHS Resolution. As a National Health Service body which is not a regulator but yet has a relationship with every provider of maternity services in England, we are uniquely placed to bring together patients and healthcare providers to help improve safety, sharing what works well as well as the insights we have on what can improve.

Helen Vernon, Chief Executive, NHS Resolution

Speakers include:

  • Dr Denise Chaffer, NHS Resolution, Director of Safety and Learning
  • Professor Tim Draycott, Professor of Obstetrics, Bristol NHS Trust, Vice-President Elect, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • Dr Katie Cornthwaite, ABC Clinical Fellow, RCOG
  • Mrs Pauline Hewitt, RCM Impacted Fetal Head Project Midwife & Lead Midwife for Delivery Suite, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Jo Mountfield, Vice President Workforce and Professionalism, RCOG
  • Dr Dawn Benson, Parent/Investigation Scientist, Systems Safety Ltd
  • Ms Jyoti Sidhu, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, former National Obstetric Clinical Fellow, NHS Resolution, Early Notification Scheme, and lead author for the second Early Notification report
  • Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London.

More information on the conference in the event page: Collaborate to improve maternity care – NHS Resolution

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