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Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services News


8 April 2016

The Perinatal Quality Network Community Annual Report for cycle 3 is now available in 'useful downloads'.

The Cycle 3 Community Annual Report can be read here


26 February 2016

The Perinatal Quality Network is launching a new outcome measure which all inpatient and community members are invited to utilise.

What is POEM?

The Patient rated Outcome and Experience Measure (POEM) is a new tool developed to capture satisfaction over time and detect fluctuations within a service. The POEM is themed around communication, care environment, information provision, and baby care. Patients and partners/family members will be invited by services to complete the POEM when the patient is discharged from inpatient or community perinatal care. It is intended as a continuous routine evaluation.

How do we use it?

Members will be able to access the survey tool via a web link to input data and are encouraged to ask as many patients and partners as possible to complete it online. For inpatient units, this might mean using a laptop or tablet to support data collection. If you would also like a paper version this can be arranged. However, please note that the long term use of the POEM is likely to be more sustainable, the greater the number of electronic returns that we get back.

 

The project team will be collating the data centrally here using the responses submitted via the survey link. If any paper versions are used then we will also input the data for those. This will minimise the workload for members so that the focus can be centred on trying to encourage as many patients and partners/family to complete it as possible. We will then organise the data and send it back to you in a report for benchmarking with each service/unit only identifiable to themselves. Copies of raw data for each service can also be sent on request.

 

To access the survey please follow the link: http://goo.gl/kOqwwm   


31 October 2014

The Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services are pleased to announce that following the recent Accreditation Committee Brockington Mother and Baby Unit and West of Scotland Mother and Baby Unit have been Accredited as Excellent. Winchester Mother and Baby Unit was also Accredited. We would like to congratulate these units on their achievements.

For a list of the current accreditation statuses of all member units please click here.


01 August 2014

Following the recent Accreditation Committee the Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services is pleased to announce that Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit and Yorkshire and Humber Mother and Baby Unit have been Accredited with Excellence. Florence House, Beadnell Mother and Baby Unit and The Beeches have also been Accredited. The Perinatal Quality Network would like to congratulate all of the units  on their achievements.

 

The list of accredited mother and baby units is as follows:

Newly Accredited as excellent:

·         Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit (Nottingham)
·         The Yorkshire and Humber Mother and Baby Unit

Re-accredited

.        Beadnell Ward, Morpeth

.        The Beeches, Derby

 

Newly Accredited

.        Florence House, Bournemouth

 

Accredited as excellent

·         Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit (Nottingham)

·         Livingston Mother and Baby Unit

 

Accredited

·         Anderson Ward, Manchester

·         Thumbswood Mother and Baby unit, Welwyn Garden City

·         New Horizon Mother and Baby Unit

·         Chamomile Suite, Birmingham

·         Coombe Wood, North East London

 


 

01 August 2014

Perinatal Nursery Nurses Day, Wednesday 24th September

The Nursery Nurses special interest day which is being held on Wednesday 24th September. The day is being held at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Head Quarters (details of travel links can be found here). You can download the programme here.


If you would like to attend please download and complete the booking form. The day is free to nursery nurses and related professionals working in services that are part of the network and £25 to those not part of the network.


 

08 July 2014

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance launches its #everyonesbusiness campaign - Tuesday 8th July. Pregnant women and new mothers in almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist mental health services, potentially leaving them and their babies at risk. Maps highlighting the gaps in provision are published on everyonesbusiness.org.uk

The Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health is delighted to support the #everyonesbusiness campaign which aims to improve the lives of all women throughout the UK who experience perinatal mental health problems, and will provide the key information and tools to support commissioners and service providers to make the necessary improvements.

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance launches its #everyonesbusiness campaign - Tuesday 8th July. Pregnant women and new mothers in almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist mental health services, potentially leaving them and their babies at risk. Maps highlighting the gaps in provision are published on everyonesbusiness.org.uk

The Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health is delighted to support the #everyonesbusiness campaign which aims to improve the lives of all women throughout the UK who experience perinatal mental health problems, and will provide the key information and tools to support commissioners and service providers to make the necessary improvements.

 


 

30 May 2014

Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit (Nottingham) has now been accredited as excellent by the Perinatal Quality Network. New Horizon Mother and Baby Unit, Chamomile Suite and Coombe Wood have also been awarded accreditation, bring the total number of accredited services across the UK to 15. The Perinatal Quality Network would like to congratulate these services for their achievement.

The list of accredited mother and baby units is as follows:

Newly Accredited as excellent:

·         Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit (Nottingham)

Newly Accredited

·         New Horizon Mother and Baby Unit

·         Chamomile Suite, Birmingham

·         Coombe Wood, North East London

Accredited as excellent

·         Beadnell Ward, Morpeth

·         Livingston Mother and Baby Unit

Accredited

·         Anderson Ward, Manchester

·         The Beeches, Derby

·         Brockington Mother and Baby Unit, Stafford

·         Channi Kumar Mother and Baby Unit, South London

·         Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit, Hackney

·         Winchester Mother and Baby Unit

·         The Yorkshire and Humber Mother and Baby Unit

·         Thumbswood Mother and Baby unit, Welwyn Garden City

·         West of Scotland Mother and Baby Unit, Glasgow

 


 

01 May 2014

The second edition of the Perinatal Quality Network Standard's for Community Mother and Baby Units are now available to view.


For more information, please visit our Useful Downloads section on the Joining the Network Page.

These will be used in the Second Cycle for Community Services. The services who are participating in this cycle are:

·         Cardiff Perinatal Community Service

·         East London Perinatal Service

·         Derbyshire Perinatal Community Mental Health Team

·         Devon Perinatal Mental Health Service

·         Dorset Perinatal Community Team

·         Hampshire Perinatal Mental Health

·         Hull and East Yorkshire Perinatal Mental Health Liaison Service

·         Leeds Perinatal Mental Health Service

·         Livingston Community Perinatal Mental Health Team

·         Newham Perinatal Mental Health Team

·         Nottingham Perinatal Mental Health Service

·         Perinatal Community Team Northumberland Tyne and Wear

·         Perinatal Mental Health Services Birmingham and Solihull

·         Perinatal Mental Health Service- Glasgow and Clyde

·         Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service North East London

·         Sheffield Perinatal Mental Health

·         South London and Maudsley Community Perinatal Services

·         Tower Hamlets Perinatal Service

·         Worcestershire Community Perinatal Service


04 February 2014

The fourth edition of the Perinatal Quality Network Standard's for inpatient Mother and Baby Units are now available to view. Standards are revised each year with input from our membership and service users to improve the quality of  each subsequent review cycle. For more information, please visit our Useful Downloads section on the Joining the Network Page.


Where next...

 

Perinatal Quality Network, 2nd Floor, Royal College of Psychiatrists,

21 Prescott Street, London, E1 8BB 

 Tel: 020 3701 2662   Fax: 020 3701 2761   Email: hrodell@rcpsych.ac.uk

 

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