RCM Workplace Representatives' Conference
27 Nov 2009

This event took place concurrently with day two of the RCM Annual Conference at Manchester Central. This training day was open to all accredited RCM stewards, health and safety representatives and union learning representatives.

Pioneering the Mother and Baby Pathway

Student Midwives conference



 

Programme
09:15
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary, The Royal College of Midwives
Introduction and welcome

09:30
Union learning Representatives Workshop
CHAIR: Jeanne Tarrant, Team Manager, The Royal College of Mmidwives Imogen Fluery, ULR Project Worker, The Royal College of Midwives Peter Amphlett, Northern Project Worker, The Royal College of Midwives Lucy Hopley, Member, UNITE Joe Holly, Member, UNITE Dave Spooner, Member Support Organiser, WIEGO

09:30
Recruitment and Retention Workshop
Barbara Thorpe-Tracey, Marketing and Recruitment Manager, The Royal College of Midwives

09:30
Policy and Campaigning Workshop
Sean O’Sullivan, Senior Policy Analyst, The Royal College of Midwives

09:30
Equalities Workshop
Chair: Breedagh Hughes, Board Secretary, The Royal College of Midwives Northern Ireland Denise Linay, Regional Officer, The Royal College of Midwives Pat Gould, Team Manager for London, The Royal College of Midwives

09:30
Working Lives of Midwives Workshop
Chair: Rosemary Exton, Member, The Royal College of Midwives Council George Georgiou, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives Trish Dutfield, Regional Officer, The Royal College of Midwives

10:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00
Bernie Wentworth, Solicitor, Thompsons Solicitors
Legal update

11:00
Tom Jones, Partner and Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Thompsons Solicitors
Legal update

11:40
Questions and discussion: Session 2
11:45
Maternity Support Workers Plenary Session
Chair: Denise Linay, Regional Officer, The Royal College of Midwives Richard Griffin, Associate Director, London South Bank University Professor Jackie Dunkley-Bent, London South Bank University Cherylene Dougan, Maternity Support Worker, The Royal College of Midwives

11:45
NHS Pensions Q & A
Chair: George Georgiou, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives Ian Merga, Head of Scheme Alliance, NHS Pensions

12:15
NHS Trade Union speakers and panel discussion
CHAIR: Jon Skewes, Director of Employment Relations and Development, The Royal College of Midwives Karen Jennings, National Secretary for Health, Unison Sian Thomas, Director, NHS Employers

13:00
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00
Theatre Production by Steps Drama Group: Bullying and Stress
CHAIR: Maggie O’Brien, Director of Midwifery, Imperial College Rosie Nicola, Consultant Trainer and Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives

15:00
Refreshments
15:15
Your questions answered
Chair: Jon Skewes, Director of Employment Relations and Development, The Royal College of Midwives George Georgiou, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives Guay Ong, Team Manager, South Central England, The Royal College of Midwives Tom Jones, Partner and Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Thompsons Solicitors Bernie Wentworth, Solicitor, Thompsons Solicitors