Our Maternity and Neonatal safety champions play an essential role in ensuring that mothers and babies continue to receive the safest care possible.

In England, every maternity provider is expected to nominate key individuals,, at least two on the front line, including an obstetrician and a midwife, who are jointly responsible for championing maternity and neonatal safety locally, and a board member. The champions on the front line have links with the board, the local maternity clinical network and the maternal and neonatal health safety collaborative in their region.

Our safety champions adopt best practice, also providing the opportunity for colleagues to raise concerns, share ideas and celebrate improvements in safety.

What do Safety Champions do?

  • They work with local, regional and national safety champions to make our maternity and neonatal services safer
  • They provide visible leadership and promote safe, personalised care
  • They share learning and best practice from national research and local investigations and initiatives
  • They regularly monitor safety outcomes in maternity and neonatal services
  • They make sure maternity and neonatal safety issues are communicated and championed at board level