Implementing Saving Babies’ Lives: prevention of preterm birth, growth restriction and stillbirth

Ensuring effective assessment and care of at-risk babies before and at the time of delivery

£120 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee.

£90 for students. Use code STU30 at the checkout. (T&Cs apply.)

Please note administration fee charges of £40 per booking will be made for any cancellations – as we are a not for profit organisation and will have incurred costs.

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Start Time Name Details Location Price
September 13, 2019 - 8:30 am

Implementing Saving Babies’ Lives: prevention of preterm birth, growth restriction and stillbirth – Birmingham – 13 September 2019

Birmingham - Venue TBA £120.00
Birmingham - Venue TBA £120.00
Predict to Prevent
  • Ms Suzanne Thomas
    Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Dr Elizabeth Bonney
    Course Director
    Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Dr Ed Johnstone
    Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Professor Alex Heazell
    Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Mr Nigel Simpson
    BIRTH2 Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
The Need for Training

The Department of Health’s ‘Safer Maternity Care’ report (Nov, 2017) outlined, in detail, the national strategy to achieve the ‘Maternity Safety Ambition’ of halving stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries by 2025. It stated that the ambition will not be achieved “unless the rate of preterm births is reduced”, with a further ambition set out to reduce preterm births from 8% to 6%.

This study day presents both an understanding of the origins of the outcomes of stillbirth, preterm birth, and fetal growth restriction, and practical ways in which these can be influenced. This will help teams meet the aspirational targets within the ‘Maternity Safety Ambition’, set out in the ‘Saving Babies’ Lives’ care bundle. Local Maternity Champions would benefit from attendance, as well as frontline maternity staff.

Aims and Objectives

Ensuring effective assessment and care of at-risk babies before and at the time of delivery.

  • To provide an evidence-based clinical overview of care for babies at risk of preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth.
  • To be aware of and conversant in prediction, prevention, and management of preterm birth.
  • To understand and implement the best evidence in relation to the screening, diagnosis and management of SGA/FGR babies.
  • To understand the origins of stillbirth and implement practical interventions to reduce its incidence.

Please note: Interactive workstations will be in groups of no more than 12, each with experienced faculty drawn from all relevant groups.

Relevant For

This course is for all clinical staff with an interest in preterm delivery and the management of small babies. Heads of Midwifery, Midwifery Sisters, Sonographers, Screening Coordinators, Improvement Leads (those who are part of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative or who are implementing the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle), O&G Consultants and Trainees.


Our course directors are leaders in the field with national and international reputations, and frontline professionals, with the intention to provide interactive sessions on:

  • Identifying women at risk of preterm birth.
  • Prediction and prevention of prematurity.
  • Care of the pre-term baby.
  • Identifying pregnancies at risk of SGA.
  • Optimal methods for diagnosing the small baby: fundal height measurements, customised growth charts.
  • Management of SGA: implementing surveillance as set out in national guidelines.
  • Antenatal identification of babies at risk of stillbirth.
  • Strategies to reduce stillbirth in your unit.
  • Optimal assessment of fetal wellbeing: fetal movements, growth and doppler scans, antenatal CTG.

Please note: The course does not address technical aspects of scanning, multiple pregnancies or pregnancies with fetal abnormalities. Hands-on technical ultrasound training will not be part of this course. For hands-on ultrasound training, we provide a practical day

What Our Delegates Say

“This is one of the most useful, informative and enjoyable study days I have attended in 25 years of midwifery.”

“I have never enjoyed a study day or got as much out of one as I have done today. It has been a delight to listen to such passionate caring professionals.”

93% rated the quality of education as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.

94% reported that they intended to modify practice in a minor or major way following the course.