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The Future of Midwifery Conference: Innovation and improvement
Wed 10 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
The event has currently reached capacity, however if you would like to enquire with our team we have various events benefitting from assisted funding. Alternatively we would be happy to add your details to a waiting list, just in case we have spaces open up leading upto the event. Contact Daniel at D.Leonard@one-cpd.co.uk.
“The proposed NHS savings of £22 billion by 2020 is not going to happen unless we work in different ways, and become more innovative and dexterous.” – Sheena Byrom OBE, freelance midwifery consultant.
Join us for the Future of Midwifery Conference where leading experts will provide unique insights into the latest challenges and developments facing the profession. Expect to hear from Dr Jacque Gerrard, Director for England at The Royal College of Midwives, Professor Tracy Humphrey, Dean of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University and Sheena Byrom OBE.
NHS midwives are under increasing pressure as they deal with unprecedented demand at a time when budgets are being squeezed. Experts have raised concerns about a lack of resources, low levels of recruitment and the relatively high average age of midwives which threatens to result in a “retirement time bomb”.
- Hear from leading experts in midwifery and maternity services.
- Have your questions answered by those working at the very top of the profession.
- Learn how changes in Government policy will impact on the care that midwives provide and what the new training fund will mean for you and your patients.
- Network with delegates from across the NHS and discuss potential solutions to common challenges.
- Analyse best practice and see how under-resourced maternity wards are doing more with less.
The 2016 “Better Births” report and the ongoing Maternity Transformation Programme seek to address these issues and create a “safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly” maternity service in England. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has also announced an £8 million maternity training fund among other measures aimed at halving the number of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths and brain injuries by 2030. As the NHS strives to make £22 billion of savings by 2020, it is imperative that midwives adopt innovative and more flexible ways of working in order to achieve these proposed improvements in care quality.