An online network to keep midwives and neonatal nurses connected across Yorkshire and Humber has been launched by the region’s Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC).
Getting it right from the start is a forum for healthcare staff to share best practice, knowledge and resources.
Mary Renfrew, co-director of the maternal and infant health and care theme of the Yorkshire and Humber HIEC said: ‘We would like to see people connecting across the region as a network so that different trusts, disciplines and sectors can work collaboratively to improve care and the health of mothers and babies.
‘We want people to be able to learn from each other how to tackle the barriers and how to put in best practice everywhere, so that it is consistent everywhere,’ Mary said.
The network is free for all users, including doctors, mothers and their families. It gives access to case studies, reports, information leaflets, promotional videos and posters.
The forum launch took place at a conference held at the University of York yesterday (27 June) entitled ‘Celebrating success: turning best practice into common practice’. Delegates were treated to a snapshot of the region’s best practice within maternity and neonatal units, including work with childbearing women in prison.