PPI: Proposal Development Phase – Implementation of Bedside Resuscitation 

Nimisha Johnstone, @OptiBreech PPIE lead, shares women’s views of why it’s important we help babies to start breathing with the cord intact when needed. @NIHRinvolvement

PPI Meeting, Sunday 30 October, 10 am

We would like to hear from you!  Link to join (Teams) We are in the process of developing a research proposal for a feasibility study to investigate the implementation of bedside resuscitation for breech babies who require breathing assistance at birth. Research indicates that providing this immediate care next to mothers/birthing people reduces parental distress … Continue reading “PPI Meeting, Sunday 30 October, 10 am”

PPI with professionals around the UK

Each time I teach the Breech Birth Network Physiological Breech Birth Study Day, I explain the feasibility study and trial I am hoping to do and invite feedback from those attending. Below are examples of feedback from around the UK: London, May 2019 — St Thomas’ Hospital Ormskirk, Lancashire, August 2019 — Edge Hill University … Continue reading “PPI with professionals around the UK”

PPI: Influence on design

In addition to face-to-face activities, when developing this proposal I circulated an invitation to participate in PPI via my professional blog (breechbirth.org.uk) and social media. Twenty-one women and three people who work with pregnant women (midwife, doula, osteopath) expressed an interest. Some of these women attended the face-to-face meeting at St Thomas’ Hospital in April … Continue reading “PPI: Influence on design”

PPI: proposal development phase

While I was developing this proposal, I sought input from service users in several ways: By attending a meeting of the South London Maternity Voices Partnership, organised by Mary Newburn. By asking for feedback early in the process from the Birth Trauma Association. Making use of the Fast Track Review Service of the NIHR RDS … Continue reading “PPI: proposal development phase”

Why use more retrospective data and modelling to support universal third trimester scanning when prospective data suggests the implementation of specialist vaginal breech birth teams is equally likely to impact outcomes?

Investing in staff and their skill development will achieve the same, if not better, results and should be the priority.