Guideline Development Group membership and acknowledgements

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Guideline Development Group

GDG members

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (NCC-WCH) technical team


Additional support was received from Hannah-Rose Douglas, Sjokvist Garcia-Steward, Eva Gautam, Anuradha Sekhri, Rosie Crossley, Paula Broughton-Palmer and Jane Thomas at the NCC-WCH, Wendy Riches, Francoise Cluzeau, Joanne Lord and Phil Alderson at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Sam Richmond at Sunderland Hospital, Peter Brocklehurst and Rona McCandlish at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) and Pat Doyle at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. We would particularly like to thank Sonja Henderson and the Pregnancy and Childbirth Cochrane Collaboration for access to their reviews prior to publication, Jo Greene and Helen Baston from York and Stavros Petrou from NPEU for their expertise. We also thank the Patient and Public Involvement Programme (PPIP) for NICE whose glossary was adapted for use in this guideline.

Stakeholder organisations

Academic Division of Midwifery, University of Nottingham

Action on Pre-Eclampsia

Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust

Airedale General Hospital – Acute Trust

All Wales Birth Centre Group

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Anglesey Local Health Board

Association for Continence Advice

Association for Improvements in Maternity Services (AIMS)

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Baby Charities

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health

Association of Clinical Biochemists

Association of Radical Midwives

Association of the British Pharmaceuticals Industry (ABPI)

Baby Lifeline

Barnsley Acute Trust

Barnsley PCT

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire NHS Strategic Health Authority

Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Birth Centre Network UK

Birth Trauma Association

Birthchoice UK

BLISS – the premature baby charity

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Association of Perinatal Medicine

British Committee for Standards in Haematology

British Dietetic Association

British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society

British National Formulary (BNF)

British Psychological Society

British Society of Interventional Radiology

Carmarthenshire Acute Trust

CASPE Research

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)


City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust

Cochrane Pregnancy & Childbirth Group

Commission for Social Care Inspection

Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH)

Connecting for Health

Conwy & Denbighshire Acute Trust

Co-operative Pharmacy Association

Cotswold and Vale PCT

County Durham and Darlington Acute Trust

Cymdeithas Tai Hafan

Denbighshire Local Health Board

Department of Health

Depression Alliance

Derbyshire Mental Health Trust

Diabetes UK

Diagnostic Ultrasound (UK) Ltd

Down’s Syndrome Association

Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust

Eli Lilly and Company Ltd

English National Forum of LSA Midwifery Officers

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Faculty of Public Health

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Fibroid Network Charity

Gloucestershire Acute Trust

Gorlin Syndrome Group

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust

Group B Strep Support

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Health Professions Wales

Healthcare Commission

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Infection Society

Huntleigh Healthcare

Independent Midwives Association

Infection Control Nurses Association of the British Isles

King’s College Acute Trust

La Leche League

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Liverpool PCT

Liverpool Women’s NHS Trust

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Maternity Education and Research Group

Maternity Health Links

Medeus Pharma Ltd

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Medway NHS Trust

Mid and West Regional Maternity Service Liasion Committee (MSLC)

Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust

Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust

MIDIRS (Midwives Information & Resource Service)

Midwifery Studies Research Unit

National Childbirth Trust

National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care

National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (NCC-C)

National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions (NCC-CC)

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH)

National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (NCC-NSC)

National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care (NCC-PC)

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (NCC-WCH)

National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment (NCCHTA)

National Council for Disabled People, Black, Minority and Ethnic Community (Equalities)

National Patient Safety Agency

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

National Public Health Service – Wales

National Screening Committee

Neoventa Medical

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Direct

NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre

NHS Pathways

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

NICE – Guidelines HE for information

NICE – Implementation Consultant – Region East

NICE – Implementation Consultant – Region London/SE

NICE – Implementation Consultant – Region SW

NICE – Implementation Consultant – Region NW & NE

NICE – Implementation Consultant – Region West Midlands

NICE – Implementation Co-ordination for information

NICE – R&D for information

NICE – Technical Appraisals (Interventional Procedures) for information

North Middlesex Hospital University Trust

North Tees and Hartlepool Acute Trust

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust

Northwest London Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham City PCT

Nutrition Society

Obstetric Anaesthetists Association

OKB Medical Ltd

Patient and Public Involvement Programme for NICE

Pelvic Partnership

PERIGON (formerly The NHS Modernisation Agency)

Pfizer Limited

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

PromoCon (Disabled Living)

Queen Charlottes Hospital

Queen Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust (Sidcup)

RCM Consultant Midwives Forum

Regional Public Health Group – London

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners Wales

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Royal College of Pathologists

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust

Royal Society of Medicine

Royal West Sussex Trust

School of Midwifery

Scottish Executive Health Department

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Sheffield PCT

Sheffield Teaching Acute Trust

Southhampton University Hospitals Trust

St Mary’s Acute Trust

Staffordshire Moorlands PCT

Stockport PCT

Sunderland Royal Hospital NHS Trust

Sure Start Ashfield

Sure Start Tamworth

Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust

Survivors Trust

Sussex Ambulance Services NHS Trust


Tameside and Glossop Acute Trust

Tissue Viability Nurses Association

UK Anaemia

UK Specialised Services Public Health Network

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Acute Trust

University Hospitals of Leicester

VBAC Information and Support

Welsh Assembly Government

Wirral Hospital Acute Trust

Womens Health Research Group

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Worthing Hospital

Yorkshire and Humber Local Supervising Authorities (LSA)

Young Minds