VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Action plan can prevent over 600 stillbirths a year

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 29/7/2018

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An estimated 600 stillbirths annually could be prevented if maternity units adopt national best practice according to an independent evaluation, which includes University of Manchester experts

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Media contributions

TitleMaternity units could prevent 600 stillbirths a year if new national guidance is adopted, says NHS England
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date30/07/18
DescriptionIn maternity units where the national guidance - known as the Saving Babies' Lives Care Bundle - was implemented stillbirths fell by a fifth, a guidance evaluation by the University of Manchester due to be published on Monday said.
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/stillbirths-nhs-stop-baby-midwife-pregnancy-children-healthcare-a8469231.html
PersonsAlexander Heazell
TitleHow poor care in NHS maternity units could be causing 600 preventable stillbirths every year
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date30/07/18
DescriptionProfessor Alexander Heazell of the University of Manchester, said: 'This large scale evaluation of the NHS England Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle shows that the interventions to reduce cigarette smoking, detect small for gestational age babies, inform women about reduced fetal movements and improve monitoring of babies during labour, have been increasingly implemented in the early adopter maternity units.

'Over the same time period stillbirths have fallen by 20 per cent, meaning 161 fewer stillbirths in the participating units.'
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6005431/How-poor-care-NHS-maternity-units-causing-600-preventable-stillbirths-year.html
PersonsAlexander Heazell
TitleMaternity units 'could prevent 600 stillbirths a year in England'
Media name/outletThe Observer
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/07/18
DescriptionAbout 600 stillbirths a year in England could be prevented if maternity units followed national best practice, the health service said.

NHS England said practical steps including reducing smoking in pregnancy, and better monitoring of babies’ growth and movement in pregnancy and subsequently during labour, had already contributed to improved survival rates.

According to an evaluation of guidance on the issue, the lives of more than 160 babies were saved across 19 maternity units over a two-year period.

In maternity units where the national guidance, known as the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle, was implemented, stillbirths fell by a fifth, reported the guidance evaluation by the University of Manchester, which is due to be published on Monday.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/29/maternity-units-could-prevent-600-stillbirths-a-year-in-england
PersonsAlexander Heazell