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The SuPPORT Project is all about exploring current practice, establishing best practice, and supporting practitioners to provide high quality communication 

during neonatal resuscitation.

Guidance cannot be formulated for such challenging circumstances without learning what mothers, fathers and birthing partners want during neonatal resuscitation and by investigating the lived experiences, challenges and barriers met by anaesthetic team members.

Only by learning from those directly involved can we really determine what constitutes ‘best practice’. 

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The SuPPORT Project:
3 Phases

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1. Parental Scoping Exercise


Guided project need and direction, and explored parental experiences 

2. All Wales Anaesthetic Staff Questionnaire

Exploring anaesthetic team experiences of communicating with mothers and birth partners during neonatal resuscitation

3. Principles of Care through Co-production

Formulating best practice using parental and staff experiences; seeking parental feedback to ensure acceptability of developed guidance 

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Meet the SuPPORT Project Team

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Dr Nicola Harris


Anaesthetics Consultant with special interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia, Cwm Taf Local Health Board


Dr Esther Godfrey


Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine registrar and parent with personal experience of neonatal resuscitation, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dr Thomas Kitchen


Anaesthetics Consultant, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dr Jennifer Calvert

Multi-disciplinary team member

Neonatology Consultant, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Dr Summia Zaher

Multi-disciplinary team member

Consultant Obstetrician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dr Catriona Matthews

Multi-disciplinary team member

Neonatal Principle Psychologist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Maryanne Bray

Multi-disciplinary team member

Research Midwife, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

About: Team Members
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