LMNS hosts learning and sharing event

The Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) for the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) is hosting a ‘Post Ockenden Visits Collaborative Learning and Improvement’ event for maternity and neonatal staff on Friday 02 February.

The event comes after the Ockenden Assurance visits which took place last year and aims to promote learning and best practices from our regional trusts. Following the recommendation of the Ockenden report, which investigated poor maternity and neonatal care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, all maternity and neonatal units across England were visited by NHS England regional teams. The visits were supported by the local LMNS and intended to identify areas for improvement in all trusts.

In 2023, all eight NHS Trusts in the North East and North Cumbria were visited and a range of recommendations and learning emerged. Our upcoming event aims to bring together maternity and neonatal colleagues from across the North East and North Cumbria, to share learning from the visits.

The session will be opened by headline speakers Sam Allen, Chief Executive of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (NENC ICB), and broadcaster and former Olympian, Steve Cram MBE. Speakers from each Trust will have the chance to showcase areas of outstanding practice, to support collaborative learning and improvement.

There will also be the opportunity to identify the individual and collective challenges we face, and plan how we implement potential solutions. The event supports the NENC ICB’s ambition, to “be the best at getting better”.

To find out more, read the Post Ockenden Assurance Visits Event Summary Report.