Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP)

About the programme

The Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP) aims to reduce the national rate of preterm births from 8% to 6% and reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal death and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025.

The programme has two primary drivers:

  • Early recognition and management of deterioration of mothers and babies
  • Optimisation and stabilisation of the preterm infant which consists of a seven-element care bundle

The MatNeoSIP Network hosts four shared learning events per year which focus on these priorities. Details of these events will be shared on our events page once booking pages are live. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list for notifications of when the network meetings will be.

Local Programme

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Programme ambitions

The National MatNeoSIP aims to:

  • Support the spread and adoption of the preterm perinatal optimisation care pathway across England by 95% or greater by March 2025
  • Support the development of a national pathway approach for the effective management of maternal and neonatal deterioration using the Prevent Identify Escalate Respond (PIER) framework across all settings by March 2024
  • Work with key stakeholders to support the development of a national Maternal Early Warning Score (MEWS) by March 2021 and spread to all providers by March 2024

To support the spread and adoption of the Neonatal Early Warning Trigger and Track score (NEWTT) to all maternity and neonatal services by March 2023.

Find out more

Get in touch with a member of the programme team below to find out how you can get involved.


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