Intelligent guardianship

A part of the NIHR CLAHRC YH Translating knowledge into practice theme, the In-GOT project was designed to promote mother / partner and infant contact during their encounters with obstetric theatre. It was informed by an increasing understanding that separation can lead to emotional and physiological compromise in both the mother and her new infant.

An experienced senior midwife was appointed to the role of project lead and supported by consultant midwives and a multi-professional team / steering group. The project employed key concepts of implementation theory fostering engagement collaboration, and mutual goal sharing. Forum theatre was used as means of supporting these values, bringing staff together from a range of disciplines and experience to identify what and how changes could be made. Creative methods were used to share the insights such as this video.

The final report on the work is available here