DQV launch c-section film on Health Exec TV

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


DQV on TVDelivering Quality and Value’s c-section team has launched a film on Health Exec TV featuring Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which as part of the Rapid Improvement Programme for c-section successfully reduced its caesarean rates from 28% to 22% and improved length of stay and patient experience.

Rising caesarean rates are a global concern. In the UK, c-section rates have increased from 12% in 1990 to 24% in 2008 with no improvement in outcomes for the baby.

This video looks at how using the Pathways to Success toolkit in multi-disciplinary workshops has enabled the trust’s maternity team to improve communication and challenge existing practice to achieve results. Click here to watch the video.