In 2005 a multi-professional team of trainers from Bristol took a pilot train-the-trainers package, based on the ‘in house’ course that had been running at Southmead Hospital.  The pilot train-the-trainers package was also taken to some maternity units in Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Townsville) and Auckland in New Zealand.

In 2010 A multi-professional team lead by Malcolm Barnett, introduced a PROMPT training pilot (VicPROMPT) to eight hospitals in Victoria, Australia in a pilot project, supported by the Victoria Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA). The aim of the project was to implement PROMPT training in all eight hospitals and see if they could demonstrate similar results to those achieved at North Bristol NHS Trust.

Since 2016 PROMPT training has progressively expanded to 31 hospitals in Victoria, Australia with clinical evaluation of outcomes from these maternity units.

In Victoria in Australia the introduction of PROMPT has led to:

In November 2018 the PROMPT UK team joined the RANZCOG Clinical team, to launch the new PROMPT 3 training package.

As of December 2020, RANZCOG has ended their term as licence-holder for the distribution of PROMPT training in Australia and New  Zealand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We would like to thank RANZCOG for their dedication and hard work in coordinating the rollout of PROMPT training throughout Australia and New  Zealand since 2012. We are glad to remain close partners with RANZCOG and are grateful for their continued endorsement and recognition of our training methods and materials.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           As we move forward, rest assured, PROMPT will continue to be firmly established in Australia and New Zealand. In the short-term, the PROMPT Maternity Foundation in the UK will ensure that maternity units are able to access support and guidance as needed (please contact us via [email protected] if you need any help).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our long term aim is to expand the reach of PROMPT multi-professional training across Australia and New Zealand, supporting localisation of the PROMPT materials and ensuring they are available to any maternity unit wishing to deliver our training.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In the meantime, a new PROMPT e-learning package has been released to enable local PROMPT training to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic wherever social distancing makes face-to-face training impractical.  We have been working with a multi-professional team of clinicians in Victoria to localise the PROMPT e-learning resources, so that they include national information that is particularly relevant for Australian and New Zealand maternity units. This adapted package is available via the PROMPT Maternity Foundation and an application form can be downloaded here:

PROMPT training in New Zealand

Martin Sowter is leading PROMPT New Zealand, for further information about PROMPT New Zealand, or training dates please email Martin Sowter.