PROMPT (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training)
Professor Draycott trained in London and the south west of England with valuable time spent working in France, Sweden and South Africa. He has been a Consultant Obstetrician at Southmead Hospital since 2002 and a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow since 2012.
He jointly developed the obstetric training programme: the PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) course prepares unit level staff to improve their management of intrapartum emergencies and has been associated with significant improvements in clinical outcomes to some of the lowest rates in the global literature, particularly hypoxia and brachial plexus injuries.
The programme and its improvement tools have been recognised by prizes from NHS Innovations, NICE, and the BMJ. He was also awarded Hospital Doctor of the Year for his intrapartum emergencies work. He has been recognised as a NHS Hero, and in 2014 he and the PROMPT team were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Excellence, followed by the International Prize for Resilience in Healthcare in 2016.