Right From the Start: A scoping study of the implementation of the GIRFEC practice model within Maternity Care in three contrasting sites across Scotland

Amy Cross, Helene Cheyne, Andrew Simon, Heather Whitford, Rhona McInnes, Tracey Humphrey , Helen Bryers, Ruth Deery, Jeanie Rankin

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Abstract

Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) is an important component of Scottish Government’s goal to achieve more timeous, proportionate and appropriate services that achieve better outcomes. Itsspecific remit is to ensure that universal services are based in a commonly understood, well
rounded concept of wellbeing and that all relevant agencies work together to deliver effective support and early intervention where necessary in order to improve outcomes for all Scotland’s children. The pre-birth period is critical in the development of these outcomes. For this reason GIRFEC has become an integral part of the Refreshed Framework for Maternity Services (TheMaternity Services Action Group, 2011). This report draws on experiences from GIRFEC
implementation in maternity care in three contrasting sites in order to learn lessons that will
contribute to the wider implementation work on-going across Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherChief Scientist Office: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit
Commissioning bodyChief Scientist Office, Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Cross, A., Cheyne, H., Simon, A., Whitford, H., McInnes, R., Humphrey , T., Bryers, H., Deery, R., & Rankin, J. (2012). Right From the Start: A scoping study of the implementation of the GIRFEC practice model within Maternity Care in three contrasting sites across Scotland. Chief Scientist Office: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit. http://www.nmahp-ru.ac.uk/files/2012/08/GIRFEC-Scoping-Study-Right-from-the-StartAUG2012final.pdf