QUAIL


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Quality of Anaesthetic Information given for Labour


What is QUAIL?

QUAIL (Quality of Anaesthetic Information given for Labour) is an anaesthetic trainee-led audit of labour analgesia and anaesthesia information provision to maternity patients across Greater London.


Why is it being done?

The OAA/AAGBI guidelines from June 2013 state that all women, irrespective of birthing plan, should be given up-to-date, evidence based information on analgesia for labour and anaesthesia for caesarean section. These guidelines recommend that this information is formulated by the obstetric anaesthesia department and is provided to the women during the antenatal period. Feelings of lack of control during labour contribute to a negative birth experience, which has been shown to increase the risk of postnatal depression. As anaesthetists we should be ensuring that the women we attend to on labour ward have been provided with adequate information prior to hospital admission to ensure they have a greater feeling of control over their choices.

The aim of this audit is to determine maternity patient perceptions of the content and quality of information received on anaesthesia/analgesia in labour. This data will be compared against standards set out by the OAA/AAGBI.


When is it happening and how can you find out more about QUAIL?

The audit will involve a survey of recently delivered mothers across London to elicit what information they received and from where during their preparations for birth and whether they feel this was good enough to prepare them for labour. We plan to trial a BYOD (bring your own device) approach to electronic data collection and transfer.

Data collection is provisional scheduled for November 2017, running for two non-consecutive days at each site. For more information contact PLAN on plan@uk-plan.net or Rebecca Brinkler.

 QUAIL summary.pdf (634 KB)


Study Documents:

 QUAIL protocol 1.1.pdf (1.08 MB)
 QUAIL patient info leaflet 0.5.pdf (126 KB)


Study Support Documents:

 QUAIL poster.pdf (513 KB)
 QUAIL Set up guide and FAQ.pdf (420 KB)
 QUAIL summary.pdf (634 KB)


QUAIL project lead

Dr Rebecca Brinkler

Dr Zara Edwards
Dr Sonia Abid



Data Collection Complete November 2017, Data Analysis Phase

QUAIL Collaborators

UCLH

Adi Stewart
Lauren Wilson
Safeena Afzal
Clarissa Cheah
Ella Veglio

LISTER

Kathryn King
Stephen Barrett
Megan Peake

WHITTINGTON

Konstantinos Miltsios
Abigail Cole

BARNET

Sonia Brocklesby
Jolyon Cohen
Noman Mahmood
Mayavan Abayalingam

COLCHESTER

Kate Gardener
Rachel Ariyanayagam
Joshua Cain
Alice Webb

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, HARLOW

Perumal Tamilselvan
Puvan Suppiah
Edward Rintoul

WATFORD

Srinath Sudunagunta
Harry Thompson

HILLINGDON

Con Papageorgiou
Emma Forman
Catriona Routley

QUEEN CHARLOTTES

Lorraine Hamlyn
Laura Matthews
Nadia Masood

NORTHWICK PARK

Carolyn Chan
Alex Wickham
Zara Edwards

ST MARYS

Soo-Ming Lim
Tessa Greenslade

ROYAL LONDON

Sarah Wray
Beki Baytug
Rhiannon Wong
Naomi Pritchard
Angela Nicklin
Laurence Sharifi
Lydia Fletcher
Eric Fawcett

BROOMFIELD

Samantha Brayshaw
Lucy Westcott
Suzie Milne
Philippa Casey

HOMERTON

Sara Bowman
Adrian Dabrowicz
Vijeta Mahinthan
James Waiting
Heather Story
Rebecca Black

WHIPPS CROSS

Laura Fulton
Roshan Patel

QUEEN’S, ROMFORD

Mano Doraiswami
Kyron Chambers
Gloria Ashiru
Jenna Hutchinson
Paavan Gorur
Rachel Moores
Rosie Herrmann

ST GEORGES

Adam Shonfeld
Neel Desai
Rik Hawkins
T Gowripalann

EPSON & ST HELIER

Selvaranee Pathmabaskaran
Andrew Combeer
Jasmina Perinpanayagam
Mark Sapsford
Michael Robson

FRIMLEY PARK

Sarah Armstrong
Tracey Ellimah
Matt Samuel

KINGSTON

Nicci Richards
Jonathan Major
Rachel Chapman
Tom Wedgwood
Will Turner
Clare Donovan

ASHFORD & ST PETERS

Richard George
Katie Redington
Saeed Zafar

CROYDON

Vanessa Cowie
Barry McHugh

ROYAL SURREY

Leigh Kelliher
Katie Wimble
Matt Evans

ST THOMAS’

David Monks
Jenna Kelly
Kate Cheesman
Theanu Kasi Anandan

PRINCESS ROYAL, BROMLEY

Navjot Panesar
Nuala Schwartz
Sam Wong
Jibran Qureshi

QUEEN ELIZABETH, WOOLWICH

Vishal Salota
Imran Shareiff
Claudie Sellers
Hagar Aly

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, LEWISHAM

Vilma Uzkalniene
Katy Powell
Olivia El Amin
James Hilton

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