The POPPIE trial will explore the impact of a midwife continuity of care model for women at risk of preterm birth that is being implemented at an inner hospital in South London. The project has several aims: 

- To determine whether this model of care improves pregnancy experiences and maternal and neonatal outcomes in women at increased risk of preterm birth.

- To explore the mechanism of impact on maternal physical, psychosocial, neonatal health, women’s experiences of care, quality, and resource use. 

- To undertake an implementation evaluation feasibility, acceptability to staff and women, reach, adoption (also referred to as uptake), appropriateness, fidelity, penetration (integration into practice), sustainability and costs.​

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Recruitment on track & POPPIE Launch [8/7/2017]

More than 80% of eligible women approached have consented trial participation, and a total of 65 women have been randomised to either midwifery continuity of care or standard care! Well done team!

You can now access latest updates in the second POPPIE Newsletter from the "Information" section. Have a look to the new POPPIE cards and feedback & photos from the POPPIE Launch Morning held on 30th June in collaboration with clinicians, academics, researchers and commissioners!

We hope you enjoy it ;)

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