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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NIHR Award for most Innovative Collaboration  [12/11/2017]

On 29th November 2017, POPPIE won the "Most Innovation Collaboration" Award as part of the maternity and women's health theme. The judge said: "This is an excellence example of collaboration with extensive set of stakeholders spanning the voluntary sector, commissioners, NHS organisations, parent and academia". See the December Newsletter for updated news on this Award, Prematurity day and cake sale, and much more! 

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