New report calls for dedicated services to improve care for pregnancy condition

Posted by pt91 at Dec 11, 2014 09:25 AM |
University health researchers lead study into care for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
New report calls for dedicated services to improve care for pregnancy condition

Professor David Field and Professor Elizabeth Draper.

A new study led by a team from the University of Leicester has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies affected by a life-threatening condition.

A team of academics, clinicians and charity representatives, called MBRRACE-UK, has looked at how care for mothers and babies can be improved. Professor David Field and Professor Elizabeth Draper from our Department of Health Sciences have led the group’s first perinatal report, which has examined a condition known as congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) which affects up to 400 pregnancies annually in the UK.

The report, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes, makes a several recommendations for improvements in care for parents and babies affected by CDH, including having a smaller number of centres with dedicated services.