What does the South West Placenta Accreta Spectrum Network do?
The South West Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder (PAS) Network co-ordinates and standardises care for pregnant women with potential or confirmed FIGO stage 2 and 3 Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder. The overriding aim of the Network is to ensure equitable access, excellent experiences and the best possible outcomes for women from all communities across the South West.
The purpose of the Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder Network
- 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 with PAS, including reviewing training, clinical guidelines and referral pathways for all staff in contact with pregnant women.
- To develop, implement and monitor clinical pathways for PAS.
- To provide education for health professionals involved in caring for women with PAS.
- To monitor service and clinical quality against national standards.
Geography of the Network
The South West Placenta Accreta Spectrum team includes six counties and stretches from Gloucestershire down to Cornwall. Combined, the entire area delivers over 45,000 babies per year.
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.