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Student Midwives
26 Nov 2009
Royal College of Midwives 19th Annual Conference The New Generation: Stepping Stones to the Future Held in central Manchester

This event brought student midwives across the UK to meet together, hear from leading experts and discuss the latest developments and challenges facing midwifery education and practice.

Pioneering the Mother and Baby Pathway

RCM Workplace Representatives' Conference


Jocelyn Bradish and Charlotte Elliott, Student Midwives Working Group Members
Welcome from Session Chairs

Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary, Royal College of Midwives
Opening address: Protecting and promoting normality

Panel discussion: Making normality a reality
What is 'Normal Labour' in practice today? Debby Gould, Head of Midwifery, University College London Hospital and Current Chair, RCM Council A woman’s experience Professor Tina Lavender, Professor of Midwifery, University of Manchester The impact of choice Sheila Kitzinger, Natural Birth Pioneer and Author The role of the midwife Dr Kenda Crozier Lecturer and RCM Research Fellow, University of East Anglia The importance of relationships for keeping birth normal Professor Billie Hunter, Professor of Midwifery, Swansea University, Wales

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Joanne Oliver, and Letitia Funnell, Student Midwives Working Group Members
Welcome from Session Chairs:

Fatherhood debate: Birth is no place for a father
Chaired by: Grace Thomas, Consultant Midwife, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Wales, Visiting Fellow, University of Glamorgan Michel Odent, leading author and obstetrician Versus Duncan Fisher OBE, Director, Dad Info

Questions and discussion
Buffet lunch and exhibition
Katrina Cotterrall and Natalie Foubister, Student Midwives Working Group Members
Welcome from Session Chairs

Panel discussion: Supporting student midwifes
Achieving a work-life balance Polly Ferguson, Nursing Officer, Office of the Chief Nurse, Welsh Assembly Government The clinical learning environment and recruitment: new developments Professor Paul Lewis, Associate Dean – Midwifery, Rehabilitation & Health Sciences, The School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University and RCM Fellow and RCM Council Member Making the most of your supervisor: building a partnership Judith Kurutac, Northwest LSA (Local Supervising Authority) Midwife Supporting and training mentors: grading of clinical practice Michelle Lyne, Midwifery Advisor, Nursing and Midwifery Council

George Georgiou, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
NHS Bursary Review Consultation

Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Catherine Foy and Alexandra Birch, Student Midwives Working Group Members
Welcome from Session Chairs

Professor Marlene Sinclair, Professor of Midwifery Research, University of Ulster and Northern Ireland RCM Board Member
New birth technologies… In conversation with…

Student spotlight session: Students’ reflections
Each member of the group will share personal passions about midwifery

Questions and discussion: Session 4
Liz Stephens, President, The Royal College of Midwives
Closing reflections and prize draw