Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme

The Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (known as MatNeoSIP), was renamed following the launch of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy in July 2019. It was previously known as the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative. Read more about the NHS Patient Safety Strategy.

Led by NHS England and Improvement, the National MatNeoSIP’s mission is to create and embed the conditions for all staff to improve the safety and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care by reducing unwarranted variation and provide a high quality healthcare experience for all women, babies and families across England. Read more about the National MatNeo SIP.

Project overview

The Health Innovation Network is working in partnership with our regional Trusts, Local Maternity and Neonatal Systems (LMNS), public health leads as well as commissioners and women and their families.

The National MatNeoSIP aims to:

  • Contribute to the national target of increasing the proportion of smoke-free pregnancies to 94% or greater by March 2023.
  • Support the spread and adoption of the preterm perinatal optimisation care pathway across England by 95% or greater by March 2025.
  • Support the development of a national pathway approach for the effective management of maternal and neonatal deterioration using the Prevent Identify Escalate Respond (PIER) framework across all settings by March 2024.
  • Work with key stakeholders to support the development of a national Maternal Early Warning Score(MEWS) by March 2021 and spread to all providers by March 2024.
  • To support the spread and adoption of the Neonatal Early Warning Trigger and Trackscore (NEWTT) to all maternity and neonatal services by March 2023.

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If you have any questions or would like more information about MatNeo and the local learning system, please contact Ellie Wharton, Workstream Lead or check out @EllieWharto and #SLMatNeo on Twitter.

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