1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MatNeoSIP Launch Event: Optimisation and Stabilisation of the Preterm Infant

Online event

The Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative (GMEC) will be holding a launch event in collaboration with the Northwest Operational Delivery Network (NWODN).

Eight local maternity system providers will be working together with Health Innovation Manchester as the host AHSN and the NWODN on this NHSE&I commissioned safety improvement work.  The aim being the optimisation and stabilisation of the preterm infant.

The improvement work will involve seven key interventions which are clinically proven to reduce morbidity and mortality, resulting in significantly improved outcomes for our preterm babies.

The 2 interventions that the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) will focus on initially will be Normothermia and Optimal Cord Management.  The remaining 5 will be implemented in the following months.

The launch event will provide an opportunity for the GMEC Maternity system optimisation teams to:

  • Understand the 7 key intervention on the preterm perinatal optimisation pathway which aims to reduce morbidity and mortality, and improved outcomes for preterm babies.
  • Listen to the experiences of women and families we work with.
  • Understand the importance of having a ‘perinatal team’ culture with shared goals and responsibilities
  • Work together to share ideas and best practice around the two interventions
  • Improve understanding of quality improvement (QI) in practice using tools to implement improvement.
  • Expectations of the next 12 months for the MatNeoSIP and the offer of support.


Join us virtually for the MatNeoSIP Launch event on Wednesday 27th April 2022, 13:00- 16:00 via Teams.


13:00: Welcome & Introductions – Caroline Finch – Programme Development Lead, Health Innovation Manchester (HInM)

13:05: Overview of the Preterm Perinatal Optimisation Care Pathway, Delivery model and offer support – Caroline Finch – Programme Development Lead, Health Innovation Manchester (HInM)

13:15: Measurement for Improvement – NWODN Data Toolkit – Catherine Nash – Improvement Lead Nurse, North West Operational Delivery Network (NWODN)

13:20: BAPM QI Toolkits – Dr Ajit Mahaveer – Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead NWODN

13:35: Optimisation from a parents perspective – Elin Stewart, William Bowker and Pamela Ashcroft

14:25: Q&A for QI in practice – Dr Ghazia Saleemi – Consultant Obstetrician, Clinical Lead for GMEC SCN and Preterm Birth Lead at MFT, Claire Clough – Intrapartum Quality and Safety Midwife MFT

14:40: Parent Advisory Group (PAG) and Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) – what we do and our offer of support – Kirsten Mitchell – Member of Greater Manchester PAG, Natalie Qureshi and Cathy Brewster – MVP Chairs

14:50: Comfort Break

15:00: Perinatal Team Culture – Dr Julie-Clare Becher, Consultant Neurologist

15:25: Preterm optimisation in an LNU, Preterm optimisation in an NICU – Dr Helen Purves – Consultant Neonatologist, Tameside, Dr Ranganath Ranganna – Consultant Neonatologist and Education Clinical Lead, ODN

15:55: Closing remarks and next steps – Wendy Stobbs, Programme Development Lead, HInM

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