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Evaluation of 24/7 obstetric cover on delivery suite

Consultant obstetric presence 24/7 is recommended by the RCOG, but has not be widely implemented. In 2018, our colleagues in a local NHS maternity unit approached us to develop research to explore the effect of introducing 24/7 resident labour ward consultant presence in their maternity unit. Through this collaboration we developed a retrospective time sequence analysis of routinely collected NHS data. We examined whether full-time consultant obstetrician presence on the labour ward was associated with improved outcomes for babies. The findings are currently under review with a leading obstetric journal.

Lead: Sara Kenyon

Dates: 01/06/2017 - 30/11/2019

Funding: NIHR ARC WM

Thu 01 Jun 2017, 12:55 | Tags: Maternity Theme 4 Publications CLARHC-Maternity