Mind the Gap 2021
Mind the Gap 2021 explores what training looked like for the maternity services workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an ongoing piece of research by Baby Lifeline. The report directly surveys training recommendations from reports investigating the avoidable harm and deaths of mothers, birthing people, and babies.
Training is a central recommendation for improving safety in maternity services. Gaps which already existed in training due to chronic underfunding and staff shortages have become worse, and this report will give recommendations to improve training nationally and locally at a critical time for maternity.
If you would like to look at the survey we sent to NHS organisations, please click here to download.
Innovation in Maternity Training - Sharing What We Heard
The pandemic put increased pressure on already stretched maternity systems. This meant that those in charge of up-skilling teams had to think outside the box, and as such we received some excellent ideas for innovation and best practice.