Welcome to the Collaborating in Pregnancy and Early years (COPE) website. We are a group of researchers from City, University of London, who are researching how healthcare professionals can be supported and encouraged to work in partnership when delivering maternity and child services.
The COPE Project aims to identify how best to support health care professionals in working in partnership to support maternal and child health. It is a programme of work with three streams; healthcare professionals, women and education. To date, we have completed interviews with midwives and health visitors and evaluated a workshop that targeted partnership working in healthcare professionals. We have also conducted two studies with mothers about their experiences of continuity of care from pregnancy to postpartum. Regarding education, we have interviewed students and mentors about their experiences of having student midwives have a placement with the health visiting service. More information about our publications can be found here.
The COPE Project is supported by