Maternity QIPP Programme 2014/15

Tower Hamlets CCG
Maternity Team
Dr Martha Leigh: CCG Board lead for maternity
Dr Emma Radcliffe: CCG clinical lead for maternity
Catherine Platt: Transformation lead for maternity
About this presentation
By the end of this presentation, you be understand more
• The role of your CCG Maternity Team
• How you can have your say on issues on quality, safety or
experience of maternity services
• How to share your ideas with the CCG Team
• The particular issues facing maternity quality in Tower
• The big ticket projects that we are rolling out
to improve patient care
What do we do?
Monitor the performance & activity of providers and hold
them to account
Review contracts and service specifications
Review pathways, guidelines and protocols
Research best practise maternity models
• Capture feedback from GPs, CVS and patients to inform
Using qualitative and quantitative data, research and reviews to
design service improvement projects
Represent the CCG
• At a range of forms London, NEL, WELC and TH forums
I have an idea/issue - Who should I contact?
Issue with service
• Use the service alert button on the CCG intranet – which is picked up by our
quality team
• Try to be as specific as possible so that cases can be audited effectively and
• If we have a body of issues routinely and systematically reported, we can then
feed-back themes and trends to our providers to facilitate change
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What needs to change?
Improve patient experience (lack of compassion, care and information)
Improve signposting and triage (who to call or where to go to access help)
Update antenatal and post-natal pathways (due for review)
Increase community births (low uptake)
Improve patient choice (place of birth, type of birth)
Ensure community midwifery services that are fit for
purpose (continuity of care, good quality information,
effective test/results process/referral process
Identification/signposting to mental health services
Make better use of the Maternity Mates Service commissioned to support those
who are particularly vulnerable within the borough during the maternity pathway
Maternity Transformation Programme 2014/15
Low community birth rates
Increase community birth rates by 20% on 1314 rates; delivering choice for low risk
Provide better continuity of care between mother and midwife
Reconfiguration of staffing and pathways to allow better continuity of care between
mother and midwife
Improving patient information to empower mothers and increase confidence
Systematise and improve the quality, accuracy and range of maternity information
given to mothers during the pregnancy pathway by MW’s – verbally and written
MSLC Information Pilot
Inform deprived/disadvantaged mothers about health, access and choice at
community level, using trained community outreach workers at grass root level
MSLC Engagement
Continual feedback captured by local mothers about local services – to inform
commissioning intentions and inform new commissioning ideas
Maternity Transformation Programme
Alongside Unit
Work with Barts to launch the midwifery led along-side
unit at RLH to increase capacity and ensure lower risk
mums give birth in more appropriate care setting
Launch one dedicated triage / information desk at RLH to
improve access to general support or in times of
Review of antenatal and postnatal pathways
To bring us in-line with national best practise and inform
any changes to pathways in 1516
Development of pan WELC commissioning intentions
Align strategy for 1516 for maternity services across the
Barts footprint

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