Inspiring and invigorating tomorrow’s midwives today! #rcmconf
13 Nov 2012
Broadcast from Brighton

Now in its 22nd year, The RCM Student Midwives’
Conference is uniquely led by student midwives for
student midwives
. Each year, it brings together students from universities across the UK and beyond to discuss and explore the bigger picture of midwifery today and for the future.

Here student midwives are inspired by their profession’s leaders to become future innovators developing new evidence-based models of care.

This year’s conference will expose delegates to the
experience of role models on their journeys in delivering women-centred care. They will also be inspired to develop maternity practice embracing technological solutions.

RCM Posters:

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

Programme
09:45
Welcome/introduction/SMWG members
Andrea Lawrie and Alison Rodgers, Student Midwives Working Group members

10:00
Professor Lesley Page, President, The Royal College of Midwives
Keynote address: Midwives leading the way

10:20
Phyllis Winters, Team Leader/Supervisor of Midwives, Montrose Maternity
Making birth centres a real choice option

10:40
Professor Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery Practice, King’s College London
Midwives exercising full scope of their role

11:00
Maria Anderson, Author, Tales of a Midwife; Senior Charge Midwife/Supervisor of Midwives, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
A midwife’s perspective of providing maternity services: beyond the call of duty

11:20
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Break
12:00
Grace Thomas, Consultant Midwife, Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Medicines and midwives – a virtual programme

12:20
Caroline Williams, Solicitor, Child Protection Programme, Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Safeguarding children: virtual resources for free legal advice

12:40
Jenny Bailey, Midwife Teacher, University of Nottingham
Developing a virtual learning environment

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:15
Break
14:15
Students' perspectives on innovation and technology
Chaired by: Ramona Rodder and Sarah Humphrey, Student Midwives Working Group members

15:30
Break
16:00
Tracey Humphrey, Research Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen
Transforming maternity services in Scotland

16:20
Jane Barlow, Professor of Public Health in the Early Years, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Midwives’ contribution to parenting

16:40
Dr Patricia Gillen, Chair of RCM Board
Midwives’ contribution to the health and well being of mothers and babies in the world

16:55
Session 4 Q&A
17:00
End of broadcast