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Policy Research Programme - Evaluation of maternity investigations and review tools


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Supporting Information

*This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online application form only. Please do not try to use this as an application form. You must apply using the online form in the Research Management System.

The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites applications for a process evaluation of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s (HSIB) Maternity Investigations Programme and the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT) in England.

The remit of HSIB’s maternity programme is to investigate a defined cohort of maternal and perinatal deaths and intrapartum brain injuries in babies. The remit of PMRT is to review all perinatal deaths. The objectives of both programmes are to understand the causes of these outcomes, including any underpinning systemic issues.

This research project will seek to assess if these initiatives have been delivered as planned, led to system changes, improved process outcomes, and improved families’ experiences of the investigation processes.

All applications must be made through the Research Management System (RMS).

For more information, please consult the Research Specification for this call (linked on the right hand side).