Birth Environment<br />Strategies for change<br />
INSPIRATION<br />
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE<br />
Lovely environments are nothing without staff and users engagement<br /><ul><li> Need visible and active leadership
 Ask your users what they want e.g. may not want cot in room due to superstition
 Use women’s stories to build a powerful narrative to engage staff
Involve staff in the design of new rooms
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  1. 1.
  2. 2. Birth Environment<br />Strategies for change<br />
  3. 3. INSPIRATION<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE<br />
  6. 6. Lovely environments are nothing without staff and users engagement<br /><ul><li> Need visible and active leadership
  7. 7. Ask your users what they want e.g. may not want cot in room due to superstition
  8. 8. Use women’s stories to build a powerful narrative to engage staff
  9. 9. Involve staff in the design of new rooms
  10. 10. Staff deserve environments that recognises and values them
  11. 11. Need to build staff confidence about how to use new rooms and equipment (especially so they do not hurt themselves)
  12. 12. Provide stools or mats on floors for midwives to use</li></li></ul><li>Carpe Diem<br /><ul><li> Do not wait for your move to a new building to make changes
  13. 13. Start to engage staff in changes to practice now
  14. 14. Need to introduce changes well in advance – regular Skills and Drills, Learning Forums and Reflective Groups
  15. 15. Pro-actively manage these transitions for staff
  16. 16. Do not allow environment to be an excuse. There are always things you can do now
  17. 17. What can you take out of rooms to make space for positive changes?</li></li></ul><li>Funding<br /><ul><li>Need to invest in normality
  18. 18. Approach PCT or funders at the end of financial year to make case for change
  19. 19. Start with low-hanging fruits e.g. graphic wallpaper (cheap, easy to put up and not constrained by space)
  20. 20. Generate income from fundraising activity</li></li></ul><li>High risk environments<br /><ul><li> What about the labour wards or ORs?
  21. 21. High risk areas are so clinical – why shouldn’t we try to improve these too?
  22. 22. Challenge these labels
  23. 23. It is all about a safe and comfortable atmosphere</li>

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