Learning from a local service

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NCT's Big Weekend
Learning from a local service
Presented by Hannah Sherlock, User Rep, NCT

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Learning from a local service

  1. 2. Maternity care: what needs to change, what needs to be protected? Learning from a Local Service Hannah Sherlock NCT Rep and MSLC Chair, Brighton & Hove
  2. 3. What needs protecting in Brighton and Hove ? <ul><li>Plans for Midwifery Led Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Maternity Commissioner </li></ul><ul><li>Maternity Services Liaison Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding Peer Support Training programme </li></ul><ul><li>Homebirth Service </li></ul>
  3. 6. Normalising birth - what we can learn from Lagan Valley – obstetric led unit in Northern Ireland? <ul><li>Involve Obstetricians </li></ul><ul><li>Review Hospital Protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Extend Antenatal Education </li></ul><ul><li>Change Culture of Medical Birth </li></ul><ul><li>Let Go of Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Provide True One to One Midwifery Care </li></ul>
  4. 7. http://lifebegins.channel4.com/
  5. 8. http://www.mybirth.tv/
  6. 9. Maximise power of MSLC to create positive change <ul><li>research </li></ul><ul><li>write letters/emails </li></ul><ul><li>network </li></ul><ul><li>be persistent </li></ul><ul><li>review </li></ul><ul><li>shout loud </li></ul>
  7. 10. What needs to be protected ? <ul><li>choice of place of birth </li></ul><ul><li>alliance of mothers and midwives </li></ul><ul><li>communication between commissioners, users and providers </li></ul><ul><li>the power of our MSLCs to create change </li></ul>
  8. 11. What needs to change ? <ul><li>more midwives, better training </li></ul><ul><li>doctors on side to promote normality and reduce obstetric interventions </li></ul><ul><li>extended NHS antenatal education </li></ul><ul><li>more happy healthy empowered families </li></ul><ul><li>their choices respected </li></ul><ul><li>obstetric care for those who need it </li></ul><ul><li>normal birth is supported, where possible, for all </li></ul>
  9. 12. “ It's amazing what a small group of committed people can accomplish to change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

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