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Research papers

Conference presentations

  • Da Motta G, Wiseman O,  Harden A, Sawtell M, Mehay A, Tolmacheva L, Khanam Z & McCourt C (2018) “Midwives’ and health visitors’ partnership in providing group ante- and postnatal care: preliminary findings Pregnancy Circles implementation”, oral presentation, 17-18 October 2018, CPHVA conference, Bournemouth

  • Sawtell M & Wiseman O (2018) “Setting up an RCT in group antenatal care: clinical implementation and research support”, oral presentation, 9 October 2018, North London CRN Workforce development event

  • Wiseman O & Mehay A (2018) “Pregnancy Circles workshop for lay audience”, 6 October 2018, ‘Thought Fest’ (organised by Knowledge Quarter / Regent’s Place)

  • Wiseman O (2018) “Involving women with little or no English in Group Antenatal Care: early findings from the REACH Pregnancy Circles pilot trial”, oral presentation, 15-16 May 2018, ROAM meeting (Reproductive Outcomes and Migration)

  • Wiseman O (2018) “Involving women with little or no English in Group Antenatal Care: early findings from the REACH Pregnancy Circles pilot trial”, oral presentation, 10 May 2018, Kings College London Research Seminar  

  • McCourt C (2018) “Building Community: A realist review of evidence on how groups in pregnancy care may support equity and effectiveness of care”, oral presentation, March 2018, BSA Conference

  • Hunter L, Wiseman O, McCourt C, Harden A (2017) “Issues encountered evaluating a feasibility study on group antenatal care”, poster presentation, 31 October – 1 November 2017, Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference (Leeds)

  • Hunter L, Wiseman O, McCourt C, Harden A (2017) “Issues encountered evaluating a feasibility study on group antenatal care”, oral presentation, 26 September 2017, Qualitative Research Network, Metropolita University (Helsinki)

  • Harden A, Wiseman O, McCourt C, Hunter L, da Motta G, Rayment J, Haora P, Yusuf F, Robinson H, Kaur I, Wiggins M, Sawtell M & Syed A (2017) “How does group antenatal care work for women who are seen as ‘at risk’ of poorer experience and outcomes in pregnancy?  Early findings from a feasibility study of Pregnancy Circles”, oral presentation, 20 July 2017, Positive Birth Conference, City, University of London.

  • da Motta G, Haora P & McCourt C (2017) “Group Postnatal Care – A Feasibility Study and Pilot Trial in Diverse Communities”, poster presentation, 18-22 June 2017, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Conference (Toronto).

  • McCourt C, Wiseman O, da Motta G, Hunter L, Rayment J, Haora P, Yusuf F, Robinson H, Kaur I, Wiggins M, Sawtell M, Syed A & Harden A (2017) “A new model of bespoke group antenatal care (REACH ‘Pregnancy Circles’): Evaluation of test groups in an area of high socio-economic, linguistic and ethnic diversity”, oral presentation, 19 June 2017, International Confederation of Midwives(ICM) Triennial Conference (Toronto).

  • da Motta G, Haora P & McCourt C (2017) “Group care as a strategy to promote women’s empowerment on maternal and child healthcare in socially disadvantaged communities”, oral presentation, 10 June 2017, IX ABEP Conference (Association of Brazilian Postgraduate Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom).

  • da Motta G, Haora P & McCourt C (2017) “Group care as a strategy to promote women’s empowerment on maternal and child healthcare in socially disadvantaged communities”, oral presentation at the 5th Annual Doctoral Research Conference, 8 June 2017, London, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London

  • Wiseman O, da Motta G, Hunter L & McCourt C (2017) “How does group antenatal care work for women who are seen as ‘at risk’ of poorer experience and outcomes in pregnancy?  Early findings from a feasibility study of Pregnancy Circles”, oral presentation at “A risky business? Exploring risk perceptions and care provision during pregnancy and birth”, 16 May 2017, London, Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Haora P, Da Motta G, Harden A, Kaur I, McCourt C, Rayment J, Wiggins M (2016) “An ‘Integrated’ Realist Review: Informing Service Innovation in Maternity Care”, Oral presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation & Synthesis,Conference Proceedings; 2nd -5th October, Centre for the Advancement of Realist Evaluation & Synthesis (CARES), University of Liverpool, London.
  • Wiseman O, Da Motta G, Rayment J, McCourt C, Haora P, Kaur I, Wiggins M, Sawtell M, Syed A & Harden A on behalf of the REACH Pregnancy Programme Team (2016) “The feasibility of setting up group antenatal care (‘Pregnancy Circles’) in an area of high socio-economic, linguistic and ethnic diversity”, Oral presentation at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Conference Proceedings, 19 - 20 October, Harrogate, Yorkshire.

  • Salisbury C, Harden A, Findlay G, Sweeney L, Wiggins M, Sawtell M, Sheridan K, on behalf of the REACH Pregnancy Programme Team (2016) “Using a co-design approach to reduce health inequalities: a process evaluation of a community intervention to promote early initiation of antenatal care”, Poster presentation at the Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, 14 -15 June, Brighton Centre, Brighton. 

  • Sweeney L, Sawtell M, Wiggins M, Salisbury, C, Harden A, on behalf of the REACH Pregnancy Programme Team (2016) “Community REACH: A community-centred intervention to increase early uptake of antenatal care”, International Health Conference, 22 June, King's College London.

  • Salisbury C, Findlay G, Sweeney L, Wiggins M, Sawtell M, Harden A, on behalf of the REACH Pregnancy Programme Team (2016) “Community engagement using a co-production approach to promote early initiation of antenatal care: An in-depth qualitative exploration of participant involvement and perceived impact”, International Health Conference, 22 June, King's College London.

  • Haora P, Rayment J, McCourt C, Falvey-Browne C, Castro Cardona F, Kaur I, Harden A, on behalf of the REACH Pregnancy Programme Team (2015) “The REACH Pregnancy Programme: A Feasibility Study, Pilot and Randomised Controlled Trial of a Local Model of Group Antenatal Care in East London - Work in Progress”, Poster presentation at the 10th Normal Labour & Birth Research Conference, 15 - 17 June 2015, Grange-Over-Sands, UK

Reports and other resources

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