Midwives, student midwives, consultants and other staff from across Norfolk have gathered in the Burrage Centre at the James Paget today for a Saving Babies Lives study day.
The Norfolk & Waveney Local Maternity System (LMS) held the day to bring staff from organisations, including the Paget, the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, who work with mums and babies, together for a day of networking and learning.
The idea is to give staff the opportunity to enhance communication between the different organisations to share and learn from each other, to talk about good practice and to find out more about initiatives designed to help, and to ultimately provide better services for mums and babies across Norfolk and Waveney.
The day was formally introduced by Lead Head of Midwifery for Norfolk & Waveney LMS, Jayne Utting, from the James Paget, and the first of the day’s speakers was Ed Prosser-Snelling, Consultant Obstetrician at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, who was involved in the creation of the Saving Babies Lives care bundle, which aims to support action to reduce stillbirths.
Topics being covered during the day include fetal monitoring, risk assessment and surveillance of fetal growth restriction and raising awareness of fetal movements.