My Friend and Colleague Judy Barratt has just been invited to participate as an expert in a national post. Huge congratulations to her. Do NICE know what they have let themselves in for. Read Below.
(From Communications Dept- Worcestershire Acute)
Judi Barratt, clinical midwife specialist has been invited to help create a new national guideline for health professionals across the country.
Judi has joined a dedicated group, set up by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to develop a new guideline for preterm labour and birth.
NICE provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
As well as looking at ways to improve the care of women who are at risk of an early labour, the guideline will also look at methods for reducing the chance of or preventing women from having a premature labour or birth and also methods for improving the health of babies who are born prematurely.
Judi, one of only two midwives in the guideline group, hopes that her knowledge and expertise in the field will help shape the new guidance to provide the best possible care for women and their families.
Her 35 years of experience as a midwife, providing care for women who have had difficult, early deliveries have allowed her to discuss and develop ways to make their next experience a more positive one.
Judi said: “Throughout my career I’ve always wanted to make a difference to the care of women and their families.
“Being invited onto this NICE guideline group will give me the chance to share what I’ve learnt while working as a midwife.
“I would like to thank the trust for the fully supporting me with this.”
Patti Paine, Head of Midwifery at the trust said: “This is a marvellous opportunity for Judi to use her expertise at a national level.
“This invitation reflects on the hard work and excellent clinical practice in place throughout the trust’s maternity services.”
The group will meet at the end of May and will run for 70 weeks.