Implementing Saving Babies’ Lives: prevention of preterm birth, growth restriction and stillbirth

Ensuring effective assessment and care of at-risk babies before and at the time of delivery

No Events Found

Please ensure that you have read and understood our terms and conditions before booking.

The Need for Training

The Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Safer Maternity Care: Progress Report’ (2021) outlined, in detail, the ongoing national strategy to achieve the ‘Maternity Safety Ambition’ of halving stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries by 2025, with a further ambition set to reduce preterm births from 8% to 6%.

This study day presents both an understanding of the origins of the outcomes of stillbirth, preterm birth, and fetal growth restriction, and practical ways in which these can be influenced. This will help teams meet the aspirational targets within the ‘Maternity Safety Ambition’, set out in the ‘Saving Babies’ Lives’ care bundle. Local Maternity Champions would benefit from attendance, as well as frontline maternity staff.

Aims of the Course
  • To provide an evidence-based clinical overview of care for babies at risk of preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth.
  • To be aware of and conversant in prediction, prevention, and management of preterm birth.
  • To understand and implement the best evidence in relation to the screening, diagnosis and management of SGA/FGR babies.
  • To understand the origins of stillbirth and implement practical interventions to reduce its incidence.
Relevant For

This course is for all clinical staff with an interest in preterm delivery and the management of small babies. Heads of Midwifery, Midwifery Sisters, Sonographers, Screening Coordinators, Improvement Leads (those who are part of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative or who are implementing the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle), O&G Consultants and Trainees.


Our course directors are leaders in the field with national and international reputations, and frontline professionals, with the intention to provide interactive sessions on:

  • Reducing smoking in pregnancy.
  • Risk assessment, prevention and surveillance of pregnancies at risk of fetal growth restriction.
  • Raising awareness of reduced fetal movement.
  • Reducing preterm births.
  • Quality improvement, metrics, and guideline implementation
  • Guidelines to reduce preterm birth.
  • Guidelines to raise awareness, and improve management of reduced fetal movement.
  • Guidelines for assessment, surveillance, and management of pregnancies at risk of fetal growth restriction.

Please note: The course does not address technical aspects of scanning, multiple pregnancies or pregnancies with fetal abnormalities. Hands-on technical ultrasound training will not be part of this course. 

What Our Delegates Say

“This is one of the most useful, informative and enjoyable study days I have attended in 25 years of midwifery.”

“I have never enjoyed a study day or got as much out of one as I have done today. It has been a delight to listen to such passionate caring professionals.”

“Fully engaging, presenters all clearly experts in their field. Would highly recommend this day to others.”

92% rated the quality of education as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.

96% reported that they intended to modify practice in a minor or major way following the course.

  • Professor Ed Johnstone
    Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Dr Elizabeth Bonney
    Course Director
    Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Professor Alex Heazell
    Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Mr Nigel Simpson
    BIRTH2 Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives
  • Suzanne Thomas
    Course Director - Implementing Saving Babies' Lives