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Current strategy Projects

We’ve outlined the projects we’re working on to achieve the Best Start recommendations. These projects involve working with patients, staff and local people. They’ll help us to ensure that our maternity and neonatal services meet the needs of all our patients.

Best Start and service development 

NHSGGC works with patients and staff to ensure we continue taking forward the Best Start recommendations.

Key actions 

  • Review Community Midwifery, focusing on staffing pressures and how we can redesign the service
  • Develop a framework that delivers transitional care across our 3 largest maternity sites. This model of care needs to match standards from the Best Start strategy document
  • Review the current arrangements for our Hub and Spoke models 
  • Continue to support the national plans for the perinatal mental heath service. This will focus on making best use of the benefits available from our own staff and services. 
Buildings and infrastructure 

We’ll continue to improve our current buildings, and strive to offer innovative technology to patients and staff.

Key Actions

  • Complete a capital planning review of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital maternity and neonatal site. This work will consider the buildings’ general fabric and long-term operational viability
  • Conduct a further review of our community hub locations, making sure each location has a completed needs assessment. This needs process has to match local populations’ geographical and service requirements
  • Continue to develop the use of Badger Net Dashboards and Patient App. 
Clinical governance and improvement 

We’ll continue to provide a Clinical Governance framework which covers all of our maternity and neonatal services. This will allow us to monitor and improve the quality of care we deliver.

Key actions

  • Establish the Safe and Sustainable Working Group to review all aspects of obstetric and maternity care. The group will focus on the ongoing review of various critical outcomes 
  • Produce an annual public health action set for maternity services to complete. There’ll be an initial focus on the impact of COVID-19, Obesity, Poverty, Mental Health, Diabetes and other chronic illness 
  • Work with Public Protection to complete our plans for the Special Needs In Pregnancy Service (SNIPS). This will help us to ensure we adopt the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) model across all of our maternity and neonatology services
  • Ensure all aspects of the strategy have considered the well being of staff. These aspects include workforce, infrastructure, governance, and service redesign.
Patient experience and involvement 

We’re committed to ensuring all our local communities help shape the strategy. This allows you to influence your maternity and neonatal services over the next 5 years.

 Key actions

  • Develop an inclusive engagement plan to support the development of the strategy. This will include engagement with people who use our services and populations who are underrepresented through our current engagement methods
  • Ensure our maternity services and aims from the new strategy meet the needs of all our patients. This will involve using a range of methods to hear your feedback and evaluation, making sure patients can share their views
  • Further embed Care Opinion across maternity and neonatal services, by growing our promotion and the number of staff from these services responding to Care Opinion stories.
Workforce development

To guarantee we continue to support and develop our maternity and neonatal staff.

Key actions 

  • Ensure Safe Staffing Legislation for midwives and nurses across all maternity and neonatal services
  • Further enhance the ongoing personal development and improvement provided to all our midwives and nurses  
  • Reintroduce the Consultant midwife role and promote opportunities to share learning, skills and knowledge
  • Ensure plans for staff promote the potential of expanding practice development and quality improvement.