Royal College of Midwives #rcmconf
13 Nov 2012
The Brighton Centre, Brighton, Sussex

Headline Speakers

This annual conference is the essential event for all midwives and everyone with an interest in maternity services today. Midwives and other maternity team members, managers, educators, commissioners and policy formers meet together in this unique forum for discussion, learning and inspiration sharing.

Hear from front-line staff, profession leaders, leading academics, user groups and politicians as they explore the state of maternity services in the new NHS and the way forward.

Discover new models of practice, update on the latest cutting-edge midwifery research, and understand how evidence can best be applied in practice. Take back to work with you practical solutions, clinical updates, insights and inspiration to share.

 

RCM Posters:

A number of research and best practice posters, presented by midwives from all over the UK, are available to view here.

Programme

Day 1 - 13 Nov 2012

09:20
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive, The Royal College of Midwives
Pre - event interview

09:30
Nina Hossain, Presenter and Broadcaster, London Tonight ITV
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

09:40
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive, The Royal College of Midwives
Opening address

09:55
Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England
Why care matters

10:10
Dr David Foster, Deputy Director of Nursing, Department of Health
The midwife’s contribution to delivering the public health agenda

10:25
Ruth Bond, Chair, The National Federation of Women's Institutes
Our campaign for more midwives

10:30
Panel discussion
10:40
Dan Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health
Ministerial address

11:00
Break
Full Support Healthcare demonstrate their new device

11:45
Professional and Clinical Stream S6: Midwives Leading Public Health Fiona Andrews, Director, Smokefree South West
Protecting children from second hand smoke

12:05
Professional and Clinical Stream S6: Midwives Leading Public Health Scott Johnston, Head of Midwifery, Barts Health NHS Trust
Free at the time of need - but not for all: the unspoken issue of providing care to women deemed as overseas visitors (BP)

12:20
Professional and Clinical Stream S6: Midwives Leading Public Health Francesca Entwhistle, Principal Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
Commissioning to deliver health improvement through the Public Health Outcomes Framework to increase breastfeeding initiation and prevalence (BP)

12:45
Break
13:45
Louise Casey CB, Director General, Troubled Families Team
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Vulnerable Families
Questions and discussion

14:10
Dr Clare Gerada MBE, Chair of Council, Royal College of General Practitioners
Commissioning reform – working with GPs

14:25
Frances O’Grady, General Secretary Designate, TUC
Challenges to our NHS

14:40
Panel discussion: Session 3
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive, The Royal College of Midwives is joined by session speakers;

15:40
Professional and Clinical Stream M3: Management Masterclass - Commissioning
Chair: Sean O'Sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy, RCM Dr James Kingsland OBE, Chair, National Clinical Commissioning Network;
Dr Suzanne Tyler, Associate Director for Maternity and Newborn Programme, NHS South Central.

16:00
Break
16:30
The big challenge: quality of care
Professor Judith Ellis MBE, NMC Council Member;
Ros Moore, Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland;
Claire Foster, Chair of the All Wales Maternity Strategy Implementation Group;
Roy Lilley, Independent Healthcare Consultant.

17:30
End of day one broadcast

Day 2 - 14 Nov 2012

09:30
Robin Balbernie, Child Psychotherapist, Secure Start
Relationships, risks and repair
Questions and discussion

10:20
Professor Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence-Based Midwifery Practice, King’s College London
Postnatal parenting

10:40
Panel discussion
Above speakers plus: Helen Cheyne, Reader in Midwifery, University of Stirling

11:00
Break
11:30
Professional and Clinical Stream M4: Research Masterclass - Pioneers and Pioneering Midwives
Chaired by: Professor Billie Hunter, RCM Professor of Midwifery, University of Cardiff;
Dr Jennifer Sleep, Professor of Nursing and Midwifery Research at Thames Valley University;
Professor Mary Renfrew, Professor of Mother and Infant Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee;
Professor Diane M Fraser, Emeritus Professor of Midwifery, University of Nottingham;
Professor Sheila Hunt, Dean abd Head fo School for Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University.

12:45
Break
14:00
Mervi Jokinen, President, European Midwives Association
Chair's remarks

14:05
Louise Silverton, Director of Midwidfery, The Royal College of Midwives
Strengthening midwifery in the UK through global twinning
Discussion

14:25
Jane Herve, Head of Midwifery and Gynaecology, Directorate of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Enabling midwives to work globally

14:50
Break
15:20
Susie Moore, Midwifery an Reproductive Health Team, DoIPHS, College of Human & Health Science, Swansea University
I'm a newly qualified midwife....Get me outta here

15:40
Members from the production of Call the Midwife
16:10
Professor Lesley Page, President, The Royal College of Midwives
President's address & closing remarks

16:35
End of day two broadcast