Born and Bred In Doncaster (BaBi-D)

A research programme aimed at improving health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families across Doncaster.

The Born and Bred in Doncaster (BaBi-D) research programme aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of children and families across Doncaster, with this programme maintaining a strong focus on health inequalities and inclusion. The data provided from this cohort study will help the partnership in gaining a better understanding of what local families want and need from healthcare services across the borough, ensuring locally commissioned services are inclusive, with consideration of additional research for further understanding and improvement for our local population.

About the BaBi research project

The Born and Bred in (BaBi) project is a network of local electronic birth cohort studies. Supported by the Born in Bradford programme, BaBi sites invite pregnant women to join the project and allow health researchers to join together routinely collected data about them and their baby.

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For more information about the BaBi network, please visit the BaBi co-ordinating centre website.

The objectives of the BaBi-D project

  • To understand and improve the health and wellbeing of local children and families across Doncaster

  • To work collaboratively with partners and collect local data to ensure future research resources for future generations

  • To link data across multiple services and wider providers

  • To ensure all our midwives are trained and encouraged to promote BaBi-D to local families and to include BaBi-D midwife data collection training to all newly qualified midwives

  • For BaBi-D to lead by example and encourage other trusts to be a part of the larger Born In Bradford Programme, BiB4All

  • To ensure locally commissioned services are inclusive and incorporate values from the health inequalities, ethnicity, and deprivation strategy

Who is involved in BaBi Doncaster?

Who is involved in BaBi-D? 

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), as the lead organisation hosting the Principal Investigator, will work in partnership with RDASH, Doncaster Council and Primary Care to deliver this large research programme. Expert researcher support and funding will be provided by our partner universities – the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University – to assist in the research study. BaBi-D is aligned to DBTH’s corporate strategy and is part of a larger cohort study that includes Bradford, Leeds, and Wakefield. 

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals  

Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust  

Doncaster Council 

Doncaster Primary Care  

University of Sheffield 

Sheffield Hallam University 

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