On the 27th of November 2023 we launched our new PROMPTCast podcast, hosted by PROMPT core team members - Dr Katherine Lattey (Obstetrician) and Siân Harrington (Midwife).

In episode one we discuss:


We hear from Cathy Winter and Tim Draycott, lead midwife and obstetrician for PROMPT, about iPROMPT, or the PROMPT Implementation package. Developed to ensure more sustainable and local training for trainer’s. iPROMPT was released in early 2023 to replace the previous Train-the-Trainers (T3) model. 

Impacted fetal head

Speaking to Katie Cornthwaite (academic clinical lecturer and senior obstetric registrar) who completed her PhD in impacted fetal head. We could have spoken for hours, instead we only had six minutes to cover some impact aspects of this important obstetric emergency that is gaining increasing interest in research and training.

Impacted fetal head resources are included within the Annual Update 2021 training package.

High spinal

We chat to Neil Muchatuta, lead anaesthetist for PROMPT, about high spinal. High spinal is part of the anaesthetic emergency series in the Annual Update 2022/23 package. High spinal can often feel daunting for the maternity multi-professional team so we wanted to learn more about this topic and how to make high spinal part of your local training day.

Local unit – Abu Dhabi

Not so local to us in the United Kingdom, but a brilliant local unit who were early adapters of PROMPT training. Here we speak to Zarah Sadiq, a clinical resource midwife at the Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi. She talks to us about successes they have had as a unit with PROMPT training, challenges they experience and how they have made PROMPT work for them.

Our second episode was released on 31st January 2024, and includes: 

Pre-hospital PROMPT

We chat to Alex Jamieson and Charlotte Ryan from the South western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust about Pre-hospital PROMPT. This is a package designed for paramedics and ambulance staff to run maternity emergency training in the pre-hospital settings.


Uterine Rupture

Uterine rupture was covered in the Annual Update 2022/23 content. For this module and we have introduced a new method of delivery for training, which includes an interactive case-based discussion that can be adapted for your team.


Civility is an incredibly important topic in healthcare, but especially in maternity due to the high-pressure situations that we all work in. We speak to Ganga Verma and Sarah Quinn about this topic. Ganga is a consultant in Southampton and currently shares the RCOG workplace advisor role with Susie Crowe, and is part of 'Civlity Saves Lives'. Sarah was the previous RCOG trainee representative for workplace behaviour and is an O&G registrar.

Training resources around Civility are included within the Annual Update 2022/23 package.


We speak to Sophie Renwick and Sarah Hookes about how PROMPT Wales training was further developed and the succeses that they have had. We didn't have long to speak to them, but we start to discuss some of the research and data that was generated, evidencing the success of PROMPT Wales.

Episode 3 will be released on Monday 26th February, and includes:

Undergraduate PROMPT

We speak to Siân Harrington and Cathy Winter from the PROMPT Core Team based in Bristol. This is a new package designed for midwifery and medical students as part of undergraduate inter-professional training.

Failed intubation

Failed intubation was covered in the Annual Update 2022/23 training resources. We chat to Neil Muchatuta, PROMPT’s lead anaesthetist, and Sharan Athwal, an obstetrician working with PROMPT. We discuss managing the emergency and including this in your local training days.

Limbs & Things Ltd

PMF and Limbs & Things have been working together informally for many years to develop simulation models and training tools to improve care for women and babies during obstetric emergencies. PMF recommends the use of the PROMPT Flex manikin for shoulder dystocia training that has been associated with important reductions in birth injuries in the UK and internationally. More recently, PMF and L&T have co-developed new tools for training in the management of impacted fetal head at caesarean births. 

Our new PROMPTCast podcast is now available to listen via Buzzsprout and the following platforms:

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