National Programme —

PERIPrem

Reducing brain injury and death caused in premature birth.

Newborn baby with parents
Programme
Overview

Bundle of 11 perinatal interventions to reduce brain injury and neonatal mortality.


Includes care for the mother, and early medical and practical care for the infant in the hours after birth. 


Rolling out throughout South West, to all eligible mothers and babies born pre 34 weeks’ gestation.

 

Detailed Programme Information

The Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth (PERIPrem) project – aiming to reduce brain injury and death caused by preterm birth by at least half. 

In addition to improving clinical outcomes for neonates, PERIPrem is expected to develop perinatal team culture at unit level and increase quality improvement (QI) capability within the South West region. 

PERIPrem has been Highly Commended in the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2021, in the Patient Safety Pilot Project of the Year category, and was a finalist in the Provider Collaboration category of the main HSJ awards. 

  • 370 babies cared for (and counting) at 31 March 2021
  • Patient resources translated into top 8 locally used languages
  • 1,100 sets of staff resources downloaded (to March 2021)

Please contact the South West AHSN PERIPrem Lead, Sally Hedge.

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