Faster and more accurate diagnosis of pre-eclampsia (PE), leading to better outcomes for women with suspected PE

22 September 2017 The Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW

This workshop will support the introduction of the new pre-eclampsia test and the ambition for it to be rolled out across the West Midlands. This has already occurred in the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) area, and the event will explore the evidence behind it.

The event is being supported by Roche Diagnostics Limited and the West Midlands AHSN. Other AHSNs are also currently working on implementation plans.

This afternoon event will be chaired by Andy Williams, Accountable Offcer of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, and includes a presentation by Manu Vatish, the UK lead for the PROGNOSIS international pre-eclampsia study, lead for INSPIRE, UK-based study for implementation and supporting clinician at Oxford AHSN. Manu will discuss what this means for our current practice and how it will enable better identification of appropriate women for hospitalisation and those who can be safely sent home. Manu will also explore what impact that this will have on the women themselves.


12.30pm Lunch and networking 
1.30pm Welcome and introductions - WMAHSN
1.35pm Overview of what is being done across the Oxford AHSN geography  - Julie Hart, Oxford AHSN
1.45pm The PROGNOSIS international pre-eclampsia study and what does this mean for service delivery, including Q&A session - Manu Vatish
2.45pm Refreshment break 
3pm Action planning – how could this be implemented in your trust and what support do you require? 
3.45pm Feedback and next steps 
4pm Close

Other studies are ongoing, looking at further utility for the test.

The event is suitable for obstetrics and gynaecological consultants, particularly those responsible for high risk pregnancies or hypertension in pregnancy, Heads of Midwifery, midwives in acute and community settings, Specialist Midwives for hypertension and pre-eclampsia, clinical directors and appropriate laboratory leads.

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