UCLan Research Team Launch Study Into COVID-Impact On Maternity Care

A research team led by Professor Soo Downe at the University of Central Lancashire, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is exploring the impact of COVID-19 on maternity care in the UK.

This involves talking to managers, staff providing care to pregnant and postnatal women, and women and their partners, to find out their experiences.

A Lancashire Teaching Hospitals spokesman said:

“We would like to speak with women who have had a baby (and their partners, if they wish) during the COVID-19 pandemic with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

“This includes births in hospital, birth centres or at home. Taking part will involve one interview held via MS Teams (on a mobile phone or computer) and organised at a time and date to suit you. The interview will last approximately 45 minutes and will ask you about your experiences of having a baby and the care you and your partner and family received.

“If you are interested in taking part and would like to find out more about the study, the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust Research team for further information: 

katrina.rigby@lthtr.nhs.ukcheryl.wyatt@lthtr.nhs.uk or julie.earnshaw@lthtr.nhs.uk

“Alternatively, you can contact Claire Feeley (CFeeley@uclan.ac.uk).

“They will send you an information sheet. Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you! If more women are in touch than required, we will still contact you to let you know this and to thank you for your interest.”

Website: https://www.aspire-covid19.com

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