The Maternity, Children and Young People (MCYP) SCN steering group has been established.  The group has met four times during 2013/2014 and agreed its work plan priorities for 2014/15 around the domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework:

Domain 1: Preventing people from dying prematurely

  • Healthy mother, healthy baby - This project will focus on management of diabetes pre-conception: “Are you ready for pregnancy?”
  • Identification of poor fetal growth: Reducing still birth - This project will focus on ensuring clinicians have the correct skills to recognise intrauterine growth restriction and actively manage women at risk.

Domain 3: Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury

  • Reducing Unplanned Hospital Presentations and Improving the Quality of Care for Children and Young People. 

Comprises four separate work streams focussing on:            

  • strengthening the primary and secondary care interface;
  • improving the provision of acute paediatric care by community nurses;
  • embedding service evaluation within large scale systems change;
  • developing agreed outcomes indicators and improvement measures.

The SCN is also working collaboratively with the Clinical Senate, and 9 CCGs, to develop a vision lead model to support maternity service change and delivery across Wessex.