The Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference 2011
15 Nov 2011
Valuing Midwives: Improving Outcomes. To be held at the Brighton Centre
This annual conference and exhibition is the essential event for all concerned with maternity services. It brings together midwives, maternity team staff, managers, educators, commissioners and policy formers for discussion, learning and shared solutions. In changing times, it is a unique forum to debate the challenges for the midwifery profession.
This year's professional programme shared latest research, practice innovation and inspiration from the best in midwifery from the UK and beyond.
Seminars, masterclasses, interactive workshops, a large open exhibition and opportunities to network added to the continuing professional development experience.
Day 1 - 15 Nov 2011
Pre-conference interview 2Cathy Warwick General Secretary
Chair: Mary Caddell, Regional Officer Northern Ireland, The Royal College of Midwives
a. The RCM home birth audit
Mervi Jokinen, Practice and Standards Development Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
Jane Munro, Quality and Audit Development Adviser, The Royal College of Midwives
b. Mothers Involved in Research Agenda Setting- the MIRAS Project – Implications for ‘normal birth’ agenda
Dr Christine McCourt, Professor of Maternal and Child Health, City University London
c. Homebirth for the hesitant?
Joanne Homer, Team Midwife, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery Practice, King’s College London
Anne Fox, Head of Corporate Communications, National Childbirth Trust
Debby Gould, Lead Midwife, North Central London Sector
Masterclasses 5:Panel Debate: Is the future mutual?
Dr Ali Parsa, Group Chief Executive, Circle
Bob Ricketts CBE, Director of Provider Policy, Department of Health
Jon Skewes, Director of Employment Relations and Development, The Royal College of Midwives
Chair: Breedagh Hughes, Director RCM Northern Ireland
a. The new public health
Susan Biddle, Joint Head, Healthy Communities Programme, Local Government Group
b. The public health role of the midwife: a review of systematic review evidence
Dr Jenny McNeil, Lecturer in Midwifery Research, Queen's University Belfast
c. Engaging and supporting fathers to promote breastfeeding
Professor Valerie Hall, Professor of Midwifery, University of Brighton