Student Midwives
16 Nov 2010
The Royal College of Midwives Student Midwives’ Conference at Manchester Central

This conference led by student midwives for student midwives provided an opportunity to explore contemporary challenges affecting the provision of maternity services and the demands on midwives supporting diverse groups of women during childbirth.

Programme
09:30
Chairs’ welcome
Esther Watson, Joanne Oliver and Natalie Foubister, RCM SMWG members

09:35
Debby Gould, Chair, The Royal College of Midwives’ Council
Listening to students is pivotal to changing the face of midwifery

09:50
Introduction to Session 2: Changing Face of Childbirth
Esther Watson, Joanne Oliver and Natalie Foubister, RCM SMWG members Julia Hobsbawm, Chief Executive, Editorial Intelligence Maria Doré, Head of Midwifery, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton Tracey Humphrey, Research Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen

09:55
Julia Hobsbawm, Chief Executive, Editorial Intelligence and author of The See-Saw: 100 Ideas for Work Life Balance
10:05
Maria Doré,
Head of Midwifery, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton

10:15
Tracey Humphrey, Research Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen
10:25
Questions and discussion : Session 2
10:45
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:10
Introduction to session 3: Changing Face of Childbirth
Letitia Funnell and Ramona Rodder, RCM SMWG members

11:15
Shirley Stronge, Teaching Fellow - Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast
11:25
Ros Davies, Chief Executive, Women and Children First UK
11:35
Yana Richens, Consultant Midwife, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
11:45
Questions and discussion: Session 3
12:00
Lunch, exhibition and networking
13:00
Introduction to Session 4: Student Matters from the RCM
Letitia Funnell and Ramona Rodder, The Royal College of Midwives’ Student Midwives’ Working Group members NHS Trust

13:05
Engaging you with the RCM
Jon Skewes, Director of ER and Development, The Royal College of Midwives Frances Day Stirk, Director of Learning, Research and Practice Development, The Royal College of Midwives

13:15
Emma Godfrey-Edwards, Project Lead for RCM Communities, The Royal College of Midwives
Launch of RCM Communities

13:20
Letitia Funnell, The Royal College of Midwives’ Student Midwives’ Working Group members NHS Trust
Responses to surveys

13:30
Maggie O’Brien, Director of Midwifery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
13:35
Questions and discussion: Session 4
13:45
Introduction to Session 5: Changing the Culture of Midwifery
Charlotte Elliott and Alex Birch, RCM SMWG members

13:50
Professor Hannah Dahlen, Associate Professor of Midwifery, University of Western Sydney and Vice President, Australian College of Midwives
14:00
Dr Melissa Whitworth, Consultant Obstertrician, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
14:10
Lyndsay Durkin, Midwife Co-ordinator/Clinical Lead for Normality, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
14:20
Questions and discussion: Session 5
14:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:00
Introduction to Session 6: Alternative funding models for Midwifery Services
Katrina Catterall and Amanda Stothers, RCM SMWG members

15:05
Lillian Bondo, President, Danish Association of Midwives
15:15
Alex Hewitt, Obstetric Unit Manager, The Portland Hospital
15:25
Annie Francis, Board Member, Independent Midwives UKl
15:35
Joyce Woolford, Head of Clinical Services / Deputy Chief Nurse & Gynaecology Unit Manager, The Portland Hospital
15:40
Questions and discussion: Session 6
15:55
Session 7: Every Mother Needs a Midwife
Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary, The Royal College of Midwives

16:15
RCM Big Debate: Who do we really work for?
Chair: Jenni Murray, Broadcaster, Woman’s Hour, Radio 4 Panelists: Annie Francis, Board Member, Independent Midwives UK Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, National Childbirth Trust Lynne Pacanowski, Director of Midwifery and Head of Gynaecology, Nursing, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Professor Paul Corrigan CBE, Senior Associate, The King’s Fund Lillian Bondo, President, Danish Association of Midwives