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Reducing the impact of preterm birth: Preterm birth commissioning in the United Kingdom

Story, L; Simpson, NAB; David, AL; Alfirevic Z, Z; Bennett, PR; Jolly, M; Shennan, AH; (2019) Reducing the impact of preterm birth: Preterm birth commissioning in the United Kingdom. [Review]. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology: X , 3 , Article 100018. 10.1016/j.eurox.2019.100018. Green open access

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Abstract

Reducing preterm birth is a priority for Maternity and Children's services. In the recent UK Department of Health publication ‘Safer Maternity Care’ the Secretary of State for Health aimed to achieve the national maternity safety ambition by pledging to reduce the rate of preterm birth from 8% to 6%. It was proposed that specialist preterm birth services should be established in the UK in order to achieve this aim. In response the Preterm Clinical Network has written Commissioning Guidance aimed to establish best practice pathways and agreed models of care to reduce variation nationally. They have been developed by clinical experts in the field, from within the UK, to provide recommendations for commissioning groups and to recommend pathways to organisations with the aim of reducing the incidence of preterm birth. Three key areas of care provision are focused on: prediction, prevention and preparation of women at high risk of PTB. This Expert Opinion, will summarise the Commissioning Guidance.

Type: Article
Title: Reducing the impact of preterm birth: Preterm birth commissioning in the United Kingdom
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurox.2019.100018
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurox.2019.100018
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: Preterm birth,UK commissioning guidance, Safer maternity care
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health > Maternal and Fetal Medicine
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10075268
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