A multidisciplinary programme, developed by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and other collaborators, has been nominated for an award.
The RCM Labour Ward Leaders programme ‘Working Together for Safer Care’ has been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) award under the category ‘Improving outcomes through learning and development.’
The Labour Ward Leaders programme, developed by the education team at the RCM, was created following the work initiated by working group ATAIN (avoiding term admission into neonatal units).
It was designed and developed in collaboration with the RCM, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the patient safety team at NHS Improvement (NHSI), with funding from Health Education England (HEE) and ATAIN.
The programme is a one-day interactive workshop, aimed at multidisciplinary maternity care teams.
A pilot for the Labour Ward Leaders programme ran with four programmes running between September and December 2016.
Eight teams of midwives, doctors and primarily obstetricians attended the sessions.
RCM’s Head of Education and Learning, Carmel Lloyd, said: “The one-day workshop is interactive and aims to enable multidisciplinary teams to reflect upon the culture in which their service provision occurs and explore the diverse contributions that each member can make to the success of the team.
“The RCM is really proud to have its learning and development work recognised, particularly this programme as it is rooted in improving safety and relationships amongst healthcare professionals within the labour ward.”
The winners of the HSJ Awards will be announced during a ceremony on Wednesday 22 November 2017, at the InterContinental O2 London.
More information about the Labour Ward Leaders programme ‘Working Together for Safer Care’ can be found here.
A list of all nominees and categories can be found here.
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