On Monday, we held a face-to-face national maternity conference, ‘Collaborate to improve maternity care’ at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Thank you to everyone that attended the event.
We were pleased to be joined by around 200 delegates and representatives from arms-length bodies and NHS England with an interest in maternity safety.
The conference was a great success and the initial feedback we’ve received has been positive.
We were joined by a range of speakers from maternity safety experts to family and maternity team representatives. Some of the highlights from the day included:
- A moving, recorded presentation from Sarah Land (mother to Heidi, Charity Manager and Co-Founder of Peeps-HIE).
- Teams from Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust sharing best practice examples of working with families and maternity units.
- 15 posters were submitted to our competition, demonstrating work that trusts are doing to make clinical improvements related to maternity/perinatal care in their units. The competition was peer-voted and the winning poster came from London Ambulance Trust. Well done to Aimée Humphreys and Camella Main!
- Seven exhibition stands from a range of organisations including the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The British Intrapartum Care Society, Group B Strep Support, and Baby Lifeline.
If you are interested in catching up on the discussions, the majority of the event was recorded and will be uploaded to our website in accessible sections in due course. We will also continue to share the conference materials via our ‘Improving maternity outcomes’ webpage.
This event forms part our maternity campaign, #ImprovingMaternityOutcomes. The campaign aims to support our third strategic priority ‘Collaborate to improve maternity outcomes’.