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Improving patient safety in NHS maternity and neonatal care


Event details

This event will mark the 2021 World Health Organisation’s World Patient Safety Day and aims to showcase the patient safety work happening in the NHS and with partners, to improve the safety of maternal and neonatal care.


  • Introduction from Aidan Fowler, National Director of Patient Safety (chair)
  • Presentations from the National Maternity Champions, Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women's Health and Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer
  • Hear from AQUA (the Advancing Quality Alliance) about its safety culture programme for maternity and neonatal board safety champions
  • Dr Nicola Mackintosh, Associate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health, SAPPHIRE Deputy, University of Leicester will present on ‘What a good maternity safety culture looks like’, providing an overview of a considered analysis of maternity and neonatal safety culture surveys
  • Tony Kelly, National Clinical Lead for the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme will provide an introduction to the national Maternity Early Warning Score (MEWS) tool and Newborn Early Warning Trigger and Track (NEWTT)

Expected Audience: NHS provider and commissioning staff, particularly those working in maternity and neonatal care and in patient safety roles.


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