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”

Breech-COS international study launches

Round 1 of the international multi-stakeholder Delphi study, Development of a Core Outcome Set for Effectiveness Studies of Breech Birth at Term (Breech-COS) is now open. We invite the involvement of anyone from the following stakeholder groups, who has experience of care for women having vaginal breech births: obstetrician midwife service users (you or your … Continue reading “Breech-COS international study launches”

The proposal

This research is funded by an NIHR Advanced Fellowship. The entire process took about 2 years, from the early stages of writing (2018) to the time the fellowship began (2020). The final design of the research was influenced by further PPI work with service users and professionals in participating sites. Scientific Abstract Detailed Research Plan … Continue reading “The proposal”

Proposal Development: What do staff think?

In developing this proposal, I sought feedback from clinical leaders in the participating Trusts, as well as my research support team and personal international network of breech clinicians. In May 2019, a Physiological Breech Birth study day was held at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. This included presentation of the feasibility study design, with an … Continue reading “Proposal Development: What do staff think?”