To maximise the impact of Small Wonders across the country, Best Beginnings are recruiting a team of staff within each hospital to ‘champion’ the roll-out of the DVD within their hospital. With support from BAPM we have encouraged hospitals to recruit these ‘Small Wonders Champions’ from across disciplines, including at least one Champion from Neonatal Services and one from Midwifery.

Resources for Small Wonders Champions

Best Beginnings is committed to supporting our Small Wonders Champions to be 'catalysts for change' in their hospitals. To this end we have created a series of resources to support Small wonders Champions to effectively embed the Small Wonders DVD within their hospital.

Small Wonders Champions’ role

In units with a Small Wonders Champion Best Beginnings are able to provide free DVDs for all parents who have a baby on the neonatal unit for a year, all neonatal staff and relevant midwifery staff. To ensure that Small Wonders is able to have the biggest possible impact on health outcomes, Best Beginnings are offering these DVDs to hospitals only once they have:

a) completed and returned a ‘Planning Form’ to Best Beginnings, detailing their plans for the roll-out of Small Wonders within their hospital

b) have the support of the clinical lead for Neonatal Services and Head of Midwifery to make use of the DVDs in their services

Small Wonders Champions across the four nations

To date we have over 450 Champions across the UK (click here to see which hospitals in England have Small Wonders Champions and DVDs). In England we have the best “take-up” with 163 of the 171 hospitals with a neonatal unit having at least one active Champion.  In Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales we are working closely with government and our supporters from the Royal College of Midwives and from across other disciplines to recruit further champions.

Small Wonders Stakeholder Days 2014

A series of Small Wonders Days took place in 2014. The days were designed to support hospitals to effectively embed Small Wonders into practice by providing opportunities for Small Wonders Champions to network, share learning and best practice, celebrate successes and achievements, and discover ways of overcoming barriers. Download the report of feedback from delegates.

Small Wonders Champions' feedback and survey results

Best Beginnings has had some fantastic feedback from our Champions, as well as some incredibly positive results from our Champion Survey.

Best Beginnings would like to get a fuller national picture of how things are going in terms of embedding the Small Wonders DVD in neonatal units who already have the DVDs, therefore if your unit has not yet completed the survey please download the Small Wonders Survey. We are keen to hear all your feedback both good and bad, regardless of what stage your unit is at in terms of embedding the Small Wonders DVD.