Dating scan improvement incentive

The following candidates were successful at completing selected modules of the first trimester program on ScanTrainer, and received £200 each:

Naomi Murphy

James Wylie

Shaun McGowan


Special thanks

The Puffin Trust wishes to thank Heather and Andrew Burns and all the children of Riverdale Primary school for raising £850 !!! A big Thank You !! 🙂

 

The Puffin Trust wishes to thank Mrs and Mr McAuley and family, including their delightful son, Josh,  for their generous donation of £2000.

 


Ultrasound scan audit

The following has successfully completed the scan audit on biparietal diameter and abdominal circumference for the year 2015:

Dr. Emily Bailie

Dr Ryan Lavery


Previous projects funded

2011

Pregnancy associated breast cancer in 15-45 year old women in Northern Ireland.
Jenny McNeil and Joanne Reid. Queens University and Belfast Trust.
Funded for £800.

Reducing the risk of congenital malformation in children born to mothers with epilepsy.
Jim Morrow, Michael Kinney, Emma Devenny, Inez Cooke. Belfast Trust.
Funded for £480.

 

2012

Assessment of maternal serum lipids in early pregnancy compared with conventional risk factors in identifying women at risk of gestational diabetes.
David McCance, Parag Thaware, Ian S Young. Belfast Trust and Queen’s University.
Funded for £900.

Next Generation of Virtual World Environments for the Education of Midwives in Preparation for Stillbirth and Problem Birthing Scenarios.
Dr Joan Condell, Prof Marlene Sinclair, Dr Harkin, Ms McMonagle, Mr Callaghan. University of Ulster.
Funded for £900.

Stillbirth in Northern Ireland: 2000-2010.
Dale Spence, Alyson Hunter, Jim Dornan and Jason Gardosi . Queens’s University, Belfast Trust and Perinatal institute, Birmingham.
Funded for £900.

 

2013

The Role of Ureaplasma parvum in Premature Labour.
Peter Coyle, Akila Anbazhagan, Ciara Cox, Alison Watt; Regional Virus Laboratory and Royal Maternity Hospital.
Funded for £500.

Psychotropic medications: A prospective study of the foetal outcomes following maternal psychotropic treatment for Bipolar Affective Disorder in pregnancy.
Rachel Morrow, Janine Lynch, Joy Bell, Peter Sloan; Belfast Trust.
Funded for £500.

 

2014

Virtual World Environments for the Education/Support of Mothers and Midwives in Preparation for Birthing Scenarios: A Working Prototype.
Joan Condell, Kerri McCrory, Marlene Sinclair, Elaine Madden.
Ulster Hospital; University of Ulster.
Funded for £800.

An Open-Label Randomized-Controlled Trial of Low dose Aspirin with an Early Screening Test For Pre-eclampsia and Growth restriction : A Pilot Study (TEST Study).
Fionnuala Mone, Fionnuala McAuliffe, Fergal Malone, Marie Culliton, Alice Stanton, Paul Downey, Sean Daly, Mike Geary, Cecilia Mulcahy, Elizabeth Tully, Aine Toher, Patrick Dicker. National Maternity Hospital, Perinatal Ireland, RCSI, Coombe Women’s Hospital, Rotunda Hospital.
Funded for £800.

 

2015

Clinical utility of 3D Doppler ultrasound and maternal biomarkers in the prediction of pre-eclampsia in high risk women ( The PREDICT study).

Kelly Ann Eastwood, Prof Ian Young, Valerie Holmes, Alyson Hunter

Belfast Trust and Queen’s University.

Funded for : £500.

 

2016

An investigation into the effect of the mother’s birth experience and its impact on maternal  susceptibility to postnatal depression.

J Elwood, J Stockdale, E Murray, A Bell, M Sinclair.

Ulster University, Western Trust and Northern Trust.

Funded for: £1000.

 

[ Service Development Grant]

Additional ultrasound and Doppler training in the third trimester for midwives.

Pat Scott, Paul Fogarty.

South Eastern Trust.

Funded for : £1500.

 

 

Self-reported mental disorders in pregnancy in Northern Ireland: secondary analysis of data from the Northern Ireland Maternity System (NIMATS)

D Mongan, C Mulholland, J Lynch, C Shannnon, O McCambridge, D Hanna, R Morrow, R Connolly, C Gorman, S Hamilton, D Boulter.

Queen’s University, Northern Trust, Belfast Trust, Southern Trust, Public Health Agency.

Funded for : £2000.

 

2017

[ Service Development Grant]

Development and evaluation of  recent changes to the provision of antenatal care for women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Irwin J, . Cooke I, Johnston K, Gomersall J,  Graham U, Courtney H, , Iqbal N, l, Quinn J, Gordon C, Watt P, McShane C, Menage C, Martin S, McCance D.

Belfast Trust.

Funded for :£1000

 

An early warning foetal motion detection system

Clare Dougan, Huiyu Zhou and Fatih Kurugollu

Belfast Trust and Queen’s University

Funded for :£1500

 

 

 

 

 


Previous educational courses

Medical disorders in pregnancy course, January 2011.

Perineal repair, April 2011.

MRCOG course, April 2011.

Third degree course, December 2011.

CTG study day, October 2011.

Fetal Medicine study day, September 2011.

Hands –on detailed normality scan course,  February 2012.

Medical disorders in pregnancy course, November 2012.

Back to Normality course, December 2012.

Early Pregnancy ultrasound course, April 2013.

Fetal cardiac scan course, June 2013.

Clinical genetics course, July2013.

Basic, intermediate and 3D scan course, January 2014.

Research, presentation skills, audit, clinical governance study day, June 2014.

Twin pregnancy study day, September 2014.

First trimester dating and Third trimester biometry and umbilical Doppler, November 2014.

Twin pregnancy study day ( repeat), February 2015.

Computerised CTG study day, May 2015.

Three vessel view fetal echo course, September 2015.

Neurological problems in pregnancy study day, January 2016

Three vessel view fetal echo course ( repeat), Janaury 2016.

Complex soical problems in pregnancy, April 2016.

Three vessel view fetal echo course ( repeat), May 2016.

Three vessel view fetal echo course ( repeat), September 2016.

Middle cerebral and uterine artery Doppler course, December 2016.

Three vessel view fetal echo course (repeat), January 2017.

Middle cerebral and uterine artery Doppler course (repeat), February 2017

Dating scan course, September 2017.


Our next grant round.

The deadline for the next Service Development Grant round is the 1st of March 2017. The award is for £1000.

To apply, please send the following information to Stephen.ong@belfasttrust.hscni.net:

 

Title of project

Name of project Lead

Email of project Lead

Names of other members of team

Institutions/hospitals

Disciplines (e.g. Radiology, Obstetrics, Midwifery)

Short description of what is being proposed (less than 2 pages)

Short description in layman’s terms

 


Upcoming educational courses and functions.

The Puffin Trust will host a ‘Three vessel view study day “(Fetal echo) on Friday the 20th January 2017. This course is now fully booked.

The Puffin Trust will host a ”Middle cerebral artery and uterine artery Doppler” study day on Friday the 10th of February. This course is now fully booked.

To put your name on the waiting list, please email: stephen.ong@belfasttrust.hscni.net

 


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