Dr Sarah Bates
Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Great Western Hospital
National Quality Lead, British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM)
Presentation title: Improving survival & outcomes for preterm infants through optimizing early Maternal Breast Milk: a national Quality Improvement toolkit from BAPM
Dr Sarah Bates is graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine in 2002 and was appointed in 2015 as a Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist in Swindon, where she is now the joint Clinical Lead for Neonatal Medicine. From 2017 to 2021 she was the national representative for local neonatal and special care units (LNU & SCU) to British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Executive Committee. In 2021, she was elected as the National Quality Lead for BAPM.
Dr. Bates is a co-author of the 2019 BAPM Extremely Preterm Framework, and she is passionate about perinatal team culture, working together to reduce death and brain injury in preterm infants through implementation of simple, low cost evidence-based interventions, with particular focus on Optimal Cord Management and Early Maternal Breast Milk. She is the PERIPrem Operational Clinical Lead across the South West of England and has been involved in national perinatal preterm optimisation toolkits for BAPM, National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) and MatNeoSIP, chairing both working groups for QI toolkits to optimise Maternal Breast Milk for Preterm Babies.