On the 15th March, the Oxford AHSN Maternity Clinical Network held a multidisciplinary shared learning event inviting midwives, doctors and other interested parties to collaborate and share learning across the Oxford AHSN area. Speakers from around the region were invited to present on interesting cases or improvement projects from their hospital trusts with an aim to share learning not only between trusts but disciplines across the area.
Attendees heard interesting and dynamic presentations and took part in discussions with colleagues from across the area. The event was chaired by Mr Lawrence Impey, Consultant Obstetrician and Clinical Lead for the Maternity Clinical Network. Topics included:
- Engaging with non-NHS antenatal providers
- Vasa Previa – are we doing enough?
- Fresh Ears – intermittent auscultation
- A case of compound presentation
- Spontaneous rupture of bladder in labour
- Stroke in pregnancy
- Breaking the silence – address the issue of sexual violence and its potential impact on maternity care
- Implementing delayed cord clamping for preterm infants delivered by caesarean section
- Improving handover in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The event was well received with over 70 attendees from a range of professional backgrounds including junior doctors, midwives and consultants. Feedback was also positive with 100% respondents of the survey rating the quality of the event either excellent or very good; 83% also noted that the content was extremely or very helpful in their work and all respondents would want to attend future Shared Learning Events.
Events such as this, offer an open level of collaboration where there is opportunity for good networking with colleagues. The Maternity Clinical Network always aims to have a diverse set of presentations, speakers and cases where key points can be taken to individual hospitals for potential improvements or to start that valuable discussion locally. With a mix of delegates, there is a multidisciplinary spirit of collaboration which encourages sharing of good practice and reduce the need for reinventing solutions at each Trust.
- “[the style of] 10 minute TED talks with questions keeps you interested and stimulated”
- “Thank you so much for organising such a good meeting yesterday. It was really informative and incredibly well organised”
- “The sharing and learning is excellent”
- “Thank you for an excellent event. It was a very informative and interesting morning. I wish I had known about these events before”