The Perinatal Institute has put together a comprehensive programme which is offered to units already using the GROW software
and new units who now want to implement GROW. The following links give details of the programme: GAP SLA
The following details the Perinatal Institute Terms of Service: Terms of service
GAP training - dates of forthcoming workshops are listed here.
GAP uptake - click here for a list of UK Trusts and Health Boards
Fundal Height Measurement - click here for video demonstration.
Lecture - click here to view a presentation by Prof Jason Gardosi on Preventing Stillbirth: A National Campaign on 1/7/2016 (24 minutes)
|• Most 'unexplained' stillbirths were growth restricted||• Customised charts and appropriate protocols should be used|
|• Most stillbirths with IUGR are avoidable||• Standardised FH measurement and referral improves detection|
|• A/N detection improves outcome and reduces SB||• In high risk pregnancy, serial scans improve detection|
A co-ordinated growth assessment programme has reduced ONS stillbirth rates in three English regions with high uptake (West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, North East). For detailed analysis, see BMJ Open 2013 and J Public Health 2014
To date, 78% of Trusts and Health Boards in the UK have implemented GAP. The increasing national uptake is mirrored by ONS stillbirth rates in England, which have seen a year-on-year reduction to their lowest ever levels.
The 2018 stillbirth rate in England, released by ONS in July 2019, has fallen again - to 4.01. This represents a 25% reduction from the 2000-09 (10 year) baseline.