What does the South West Complex Termination of Pregnancy Hub do?
The South West Complex Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP) Hub has been commissioned to provide terminations for patients with significant medical or surgical complexity. The overriding aim of the CTOP Hub is to ensure patients who require a TOP receive this as close to home as safe and practicable. The CTOP Hub will act as a common nodal point for advice and guidance and in a minority of cases, as a location for patients with the most complex factors to receive their TOP.
The purpose of the Complex Termination of Pregnancy Hub
- To provide safe care as close to home as possible
- To promote and share best practice
- To ensure women are central to their care, that they are involved in their care pathway and they are provided with clear and consistent information and support.
- Ensure equitable access, excellent experience and optimal outcomes for all communities served by the service.
- To provide local clinical leadership on the identification, referral and management of women requiring complex termination of pregnancy including reviewing training, clinical guidelines and referral pathways for all staff in contact with pregnant women.
- To develop, implement and monitor clinical pathways for TOP.
- To provide education for health professionals involved in caring for women with complexity and requiring TOP.
- To monitor service and clinical quality against national standards.
Geography of the Network
The South West Complex Termination of Pregnancy hub team includes six counties and stretches from Gloucestershire down to Cornwall.
Whilst the Network is hosted at North Bristol Trust, we work to provide a high level of care close to home where this can be safely achieved.