The POPPIE trial aims to implement and test the impact of care pathway which combines midwife continuity of care with rapid referral to a specialist obstetric clinic throughout pregnancy through to the postpartum period for women who are at risk of preterm birth in South London. We will test whether this model of care is feasible for midwives and organisations, and improves maternal and neonatal outcomes. It will also help us to understand mechanisms of impact on maternal physical, psychosocial, neonatal health, and women’s experiences, quality and safety of care and resource use.

This project is being supported by the NIHR CLAHRC South London, King’s College London, Lewisham CCG, London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust.

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120 participants, first POPPIE baby and much more! [10/23/2017]

A total of 120 women have now been recruited and randomised to either to POPPIE care or standard care. Well done for the POPPIE midwives and maternity staff for their hard work! Midwife Sam Padain has attended the delivery of the first POPPIE baby on 17th September, Congrats! We went to the the 3rd Annual Preterm Birth Conference at Leeds and the 12th International Normal Labour and Birth conference at Grange-over-Sands. We presented the trial protocol and described the collaborative approach that we took to develop and implement the midwifery continuity of care model. You can now check more details and photos from October POPPIE Newsletter (available at the "documents" section) Happy October, Happy Fall!

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