Maternity Safety Innovation Fund

The Department of Health has set up a new £250,000 maternity safety innovation fund to support initiatives for NHS trusts and foundation trusts to improve NHS maternity services.

NHS trusts and foundation trusts can apply for funding for innovative projects that offer creative and cost effective solutions to make improvements in maternity safety, and which would have the potential to be rolled out more widely to benefit other maternity units across England.

 The closing date for applications is midday on 18 November 2016.

This is a real opportunity to highlight the importance that specialist maternal mental health midwives can play in maternity safety.  This isn’t just about physical safety.

Do remember to include these specialist roles in your bids.  If you need further information please see the RCM standards and competencies document for Specialist Maternal Mental Health Midwives.

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