A Leamington firm and a south Warwickshire senior doctor are providing vital support to a national charity that supports women in pre and postnatal care.
Consultant and associate professor Karl Olah is leading a clinical project set up by the Coventry-based Baby Lifeline, involving 3,500 midwives, clinicians and other healthcare and legal professionals in the maternity sector, who are receiving expert training.
And the Leamington-based ROK Creative has designed a new website and ‘landing site’ for the charity which is linking it up to all NHS trusts in the UK.
The training project, called Birth 2 UK, has been partly funded by the Leamington and Warwick Roteract group’s donation of £1,366. The courses - focused on six areas of maternity care - will be professionally accredited.
Baby Lifeline founder Judy Ledger set up the charity after losing three premature babies. She has now raised more than £9 million to provide vital equipment in UK maternity and neo-natal units and specialist training and research.
Judy said: “So many reports over the years have outlined problems and yet still investment into training is not sufficient. The cost of this is not just financial – critically, there is a vast human cost involved.
“The ‘Birth 2 UK initiative is designed to provide this much needed uniformity of training nationwide in this crucial area of healthcare for women and their babies.”