EXHIBITION & SPONSORS
The RCM annual conference featured a large exhibition in which suppliers showcased their latest products and services. 2018 sponsors and exhibitors are listed below in alphabetical order.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at RCM annual conference. Please contact a member of our team.
Emma’s Diary is the UK’s favourite parenting club for expectant and new mums and has been providing trusted information and support, in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) for over 25 years.
Emma’s Diary delivers a multi-media service including the Diary – by fictional mum-to-be Emma – given to 840,000 pregnant women annually during the early stages of pregnancy, and the Labour & Birth Guide given to over 650,000 pregnant women at from 34 weeks pregnancy, via their GP surgery. We have a vibrant website and social media channels, plus a useful App to help women during pregnancy and motherhood all of which are fully BFI compliant.
We are delighted to work with the RCM – as an Alliance partner – and to support the RCM Annual Conference.
JOHNSON’S®, an Alliance Partner with the RCM since 2004 is proud to work with the RCM, supporting midwives in their work to care for mothers and new-born babies. JOHNSON’S® is committed to advancing evidence-based best practices for infant skin care and over recent years has helped to advance 90% of all publications on baby’s skin care globally. JOHNSON’S® partnership with the RCM is highly valued and we are pleased to be able to sponsor the annual conference to continue to support the hard work and dedication of midwives.
With over 100 years of heritage, Kellogg’s is the world’s leading producer of breakfast cereals. We’re proud that we can trace our origins back to a philosophy that urged people to improve their health through altering their eating habits. As a company, we recognize the key role midwives play in helping women to improve their wellbeing during pregnancy.
Current fibre intakes in the UK are low compared to recommendations. Constipation and haemorrhoids are two of the most common problems experienced by pregnant women, causing considerable discomfort and impairing quality of life. Kellogg’s All-Bran® is a rich source of wheat bran fibre which is proven to be one of the most effective cereal fibres for improving digestive function.
Kellogg’s is honoured to be partnering with the RCM to provide information and advice to midwives and help the women in their care to manage their digestive health and improve their wellbeing during pregnancy.
Lansinoh is the market leader in breastfeeding accessories in the UK and is dedicated to encouraging and supporting breastfeeding mothers when they need it most. Lansinoh offers a range of high quality products and practical support and information, based on a unique combination of scientific knowledge and real-life experience.
Lansinoh has been working with mums and families for over 30 years to provide support and products that help establish and extend the breastfeeding relationship mums and babies have. Lansinoh is an alliance partner with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), regularly engaging with healthcare professionals ensuring we develop resources and research to support everyday practice.
Slimming World’s partnership with the RCM was established to support pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in managing their weight, recognising the importance of healthy lifestyles to the health of expectant mothers and their children. Support for women during pregnancy focuses on healthy lifestyle behaviours rather than weight loss.
We promote a healthy, balanced diet without calorie restriction and encourage regular activity, supporting women before, during pregnancy and postnatally.
Slimming World has been supporting people to adopt healthier lifestyles for over 45 years and holds more than 16,000 weekly groups across the UK and Ireland.
Vitabiotics Pregnacare® is the UK’s No.1 pregnancy supplement brand, providing special nutritional care for throughout pregnancy and breast-feeding. The range includes Pregnacare Conception, specially formulated for women who are trying for a baby, Pregnacare Original, Liquid, Plus & Max for throughout pregnancy and Pregnacare Breast-feeding & New Mum for postnatal health.
Vitabiotics is the first and only vitamin company to twice receive the Queen’s Award for Innovation!
Pregnacare is proud to have been an RCM Alliance partner since 2009, and to support the RCM Awards.
All4Maternity.com aims to support, develop and nurture every midwife and maternity worker: from volunteers, doulas, aspiring midwives, obstetricians through to senior clinicians, academics, leaders working throughout maternity services. The go-to space to learn, update, network and connect: a tool to support career development. Our journal – “The Practising Midwife” is a well-established education resource for midwives and maternity workers. We have re-energised the editorial and design, providing quality content for our users. Our One4One offer – for every subscription received, we gift membership to a midwife in a low-income country. Sharing our resources globally is very important to us.
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd is an international specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. Our core presence is in Western Europe, but our products reach more than 100 countries via joint ventures or distributors. By acquisition, we have built up a portfolio of over 90 pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products, specialising in dermatology, ophthalmology and mother and child products. The vision for Alliance Pharma is to breathe life into medicines around the world and we remain dedicated to patients by remaining true to our core values.
Aquilant are a leading provider of specialist healthcare products and services in the UK and Ireland. We are proud to be representing our Obstetrics portfolios across critical care and surgical at the RCM Conference 2018. We will be on stand 32, showcasing brands such as AmnioSense, MityVac and Transwarmer. Our friendly team will be more than happy to demonstrate the products. See you there – The Aquilant Team
We offer a support and information to families and midwives to enable a high standard of midwifery practice women centred care. We campaign to highlight issues which may present barriers to this aim.
Your go-to-place for everything related to Optimal Cord Clamping. Including a blog area and new Q&A forum. Discussing for example: physiology, the third stage of labour, role of oxytocin and resuscitation with the cord intact. #waitforwhite
The British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) is the leading clinical journal for midwives, promoting excellence in midwifery and women’s health. We publish peer-reviewed original research, evidence-based papers and clinical reviews.
Cardiac Services Group was founded in Belfast in 1969. It is at the forefront of supplying and supporting diagnostic and measurement equipment in Ireland and the UK.
Cardiac Services became part of the SISK GROUP in August 2006 and operates under the umbrella structure, SISK Healthcare.
Cardiac Services will be showing the Philips range of Obstetrical Foetal Monitoring Equipment on our stand.
Caring Matters Now represents and supports those affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) syndrome. CMN syndrome is the association of brown or black moles present at birth, neurological problems including brain tumours, characteristic facial features, and an increased risk of malignant melanoma (skin cancer). Melanoma in CMN syndrome is at highest risk during childhood and is particularly aggressive and resistant to treatments.
We have three main aims of the charity and these are:
1. To support those affected by CMN
2. To raise awareness about CMN
3. To raise funds for the CMN research
Childs Farm is an award winning, British family business that believes everyone deserves to be happy in their skin!
We use naturally derived ingredients and essential oils to produce a range of mild and kind toiletries for newborns, babies and children.
All products are dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive and also eczema-prone skin. All products undergo extensive clinical testing and controlled, independent user trials on newborns and children with medically diagnosed eczema.
Please come and meet us at stand 63, and get some free samples!
Receive a warm welcome from Stuart, Luke, Stuart and Adam on stands 21
On display we will have our popular Croyde Birthing Couch, the market leading AVE 2 birthing bed, and our new Oceanis Birthing Pool, available in any colour you could wish for. We will also have information on all of the other products in our Maternity Specialist range.
The annual Croyde Medical Photo completion runs again this year. Entry is free, just take a picture and upload it to our Facebook page for a chance to win £100.
Have a great conference!
Emma’s Diary is a free support resource for mums-to-be and new parents. Giving mums credible information, practical and friendly parenting advice, product samples and online support for over 25 years. Request free copies of our guides: firstname.lastname@example.org
eFM is a comprehensive web-based resource developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.
eFM will teach and assess learners in all aspects of intrapartum fetal monitoring and is directed at both obstetricians and midwives in training as well as those who have completed their training.ring/
Group B Strep Support (GBSS) is the leading charity working to stop group B Strep infection in babies, We;
• inform health professionals and individuals how to prevent most GBS infection in newborn babies;
• offer information and support to families and health professionals affected by GBS;
• campaign for improvements to UK prevention strategies; and
• generate continued support for research into better prevention of GBS infection in babies.
Supported by a respected medical advisory panel, GBSS provides information materials free to NHS healthcare professionals, and expectant and new parents affected by group B Strep UK-wide.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) began operating on 1 April 2017. HSIB aims to improve patient safety through effective and independent investigations that do not apportion blame or liability.
In November 2017, the Department of Health and Social Care published a new maternity safety strategy which included plans for HSIB to undertake independent maternity investigations. The programme is currently rolling out across England with national coverage by March 2019. The teams are working closely with families and staff, and will use their position as a national organisation to share learning across the wider system.
Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) was set up to ensure the NHS health and care workforce has the knowledge, skills and experience necessary as genomic medicine moves beyond specialist clinics and into mainstream patient care.
The GEP has developed a range of educational resources for midwives from films, online courses, to more formal academic and training programmes including the Master’s in Genomic Medicine, Post graduate qualifications and CPD modules.
Find out more on our website: https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with 10,000 employees worldwide. The firm partners with health care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes. The five core areas that it focuses on are: advancing mobility; wound care and prevention; patient monitoring and diagnostics; surgical safety and efficiency; and respiratory health. Around the world, Hill-Rom’s people, products, and programmes work towards one mission – every day, around the world, the aim is to enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
llumina is the leading technology provider for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT)—enabling health care professionals and expectant parents to be informed about their pregnancy. Illumina is dedicated to improving health through genomics.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust provides acute and specialist healthcare for a population of nearly two million people in north west London, and more beyond. We have five hospitals – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and The Western Eye – as well as a growing number of community services.
With our academic partner, Imperial College London, we are one of the UK’s 11 academic health science centres, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education. We are also part of Imperial College Health Partners – the academic health science network for north west London – spreading innovation and best practice in healthcare more widely across our region.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s only charity dedicated to those affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. We offer a range of online and face to face support and information including: information materials, a helpline 0808 802 8000, online forum and an Ask The Expert service.
JOHNSON’S®, the #1 Global Baby Toiletries Brand*, has been pioneering the science in baby skin care for more than 125 years. Over recent years, Johnson & Johnson has helped advance 90% of all publications and peer-reviewed scientific literature on baby’s skin globally. This research is responsible for breakthrough discoveries that help us to create specialised products designed to be gentle on babies’ skin and eyes. *Source: Euromonitor International Ltd, Beauty and Personal Care 2017 ed; as per Baby and Child-specific Toiletries category, all retail channels, value sales at rsp, 2016 data
K2 Medical Systems™ is a multi-award winning innovation and technology company. Since 1989 we have maintained deep working partnerships with clinicians to develop a suite of products to support, advance and achieve the highest possible standards in maternity healthcare worldwide.
K2 is now introducing INFANT-Guardian®. Guaranteed to help you achieve your CNST 10% discount and proven to show the lowest ever reported rates of stillbirth and brain damage. A Comprehensive Risk Reduction Technology for your Trust bringing seamless electronic data capture, flawless interpretation of the fetal monitoring, increased communication and senior staff oversight, and national care bundles to the very point of care.
Kellogg’s All-Bran® is proud to be an Alliance Partner with the Royal College of Midwives. The partnership will help to highlight the challenge of an almost global deficiency of fibre intake during pregnancy, and the subsequent consequences of constipation and poor digestive health.
KGHypnobirthing, the leading UK teacher trainer organisation, will be at the conference. Come and meet the team, ask questions, take up some free resources such as the Amazon best-seller “The Hypnobirthing Book”, and meet the author Katharine Graves. As well as our public courses, we offer in-house hospital training to enhance your midwifery career. The materials are in depth, don’t just take our word for it, here’s what others who have completed the course are reporting back:
‘It exceeded my expectations: professional, welcoming – brilliant.’
‘Very pleasantly surprised to see how inclusive of the relationship with midwives it is.’
‘Far more evidence based studies than I thought would be included.’
LabourPains.com is the public information website of the OAA and is there to help women, midwives and doctors find information about a variety of subjects including managing pain in labour, anaesthesia for Caesarean section, headaches after childbirth and what to expect as a birth partner in theatre. The resources are written by doctors, midwives and women and are designed to be accessible for everyone. The information is available to download freely and there are 20 languages too. It is a great site which is easy to log into and navigate, mobile friendly and the resources are updated regularly.
Lansinoh believes breastfeeding mums should have the support and encouragement they need to experience all its benefits, and ensure baby feels the same. We’ll always take our mothers seriously and their needs personally, creating high-quality products mums want and can trust as they nurture their babies and develop a special bond only formed in motherhood. Giving nothing but breast milk is recommended for about the first six months (26 weeks) of a baby’s life. After that, giving a baby breast milk alongside family foods for as long as mother and baby want, will help them grow and develop healthily.
Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years. We provide free advice on rights at work, maternity pay and benefits to pregnant women, new mothers and fathers, trade unions, advisers and employers. We offer free, expert advice to women worried about being charged for NHS maternity care or who are having difficulties getting a maternity appointment. We provide advice and training to health professionals, advisers, community workers and volunteers supporting vulnerable migrant women during pregnancy and their child’s first year.
Metabolic Support UK (formerly known as Climb) are the leading patient organisation for Inherited Metabolic Disorders supporting thousands of patients worldwide. Metabolic Support UK was founded in 1981 and has grown and developed ever since. Our charity supports families and communities worldwide, raises awareness and works with partners to gather and provide up to date information and research in the IMD field.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. The Yellow Card Scheme is vital in helping the MHRA monitor the safety of all healthcare products in the UK to ensure they are acceptably safe for patients and those that use them. Reports can be made for all medicines including vaccines, blood factors and immunoglobulins, herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies, and all medical devices available on the UK market.
MIDIRS – the Midwives Information & Resource Service – is a not-for-profit educational charity providing information resources for maternity health care professionals and students to aid their professional development and studies. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest provides 136 pages of academic evidence-based original articles and reprints that discuss topics in detail. Whatever your role, if you are involved in the care of pregnant women, new mothers or infants and need rigorously researched evidence-based content, then this is the quarterly you can trust. We are also proud to be the provider of the world’s largest midwifery-specific article reference database, providing over 250,000 article references on a wide range of maternity care topics. Individual or institutional subscriptions are available for both the Journal and the Reference Database.
Mummy’s Star is the only charity in the UK and Ireland dedicated to women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy shortly after a birth. Our aim is to support pregnancy through cancer and beyond. More specifically the charity focuses on supporting women and families where the:
Woman is diagnosed or treated for cancer during her pregnancy. Woman is diagnosed or treated for cancer within a year of her giving birth. Family in the first year of a birth lose their female partner as a result of cancer.
NHS Improvement supports foundation trusts and NHS trusts to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. Our priority is to offer support to providers and local health systems to improve. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.
The National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) was set up in 1999 to reduce variation in the availability and quality of NHS treatments and care in England. Today it is responsible for developing national guidance, standards and information on providing high-quality health and social care, and preventing ill health. NICE guidance helps health, public health and social care professionals deliver the best possible care based on the best available evidence.
Nourisil MD Silicone Scar Gel helps to flatten, soften and smooth C-Section scars, relieve the itching and discomfort of the skin caused by C-Section scars, and reduce any associated pain and redness. Nourisil™ MD Silicone Scar Gel has an elegant silky feel and dries extremely quickly and leaves a non-sticky finish.
We are the independent regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK. Our role is to protect patients and the public through efficient and effective regulation. Our core regulatory functions are maintaining a register of those eligible to practise as nurses, midwives and nursing associates in the UK, setting standards to join and remain on the register, and acting when there are concerns about the conduct or practice of a nurse or midwife. These functions must be carried out to a consistently high standard to command public confidence, and demonstrate fairness, transparency, timeliness and accuracy.
Pampers will be hosting the #ThankYouMidwife Wellness Lounge, a relaxing space where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a cake, and enjoy pampering mini treatments including express manicures and massages. We will also be showcasing our newest product innovations including Pampers Pure and the new and improved Premium Protection collections, with product demonstrations and samples for you to take away. So, whether you want to sit down and put your feet up or learn more about why Pampers offers the ultimate in comfort and protection, come and visit us!
The Perinatal Institute is a not-for-profit organisation set up to enhance the safety and quality of maternity care. It is a qualified provider of maternity support services, including national hand held maternity notes, electronic maternity records for mothers and care providers, standardised clinical case reviews and workshops for training and education. Implementation of the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) has led to significant reduction in stillbirth rates in England and has been recognised by Patient Safety Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015, BMJ Award for Clinical Leadership 2015 and Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016.
PHE Screening leads the NHS Screening Programmes. These programmes are implemented following a recommendation from the UK National Screening Committee and offer screening to millions of people every year. Screening is offered to pregnant women, newborn babies, young people and adults for over 30 conditions. Each national programme is responsible for delivering high-quality, uniform screening, providing accessible information to both the public and health care professionals, and developing and monitoring standards.
Roche Diagnostics Women’s Health product portfolio gives you confidence that you’re using highly accurate information to make the right decisions today and that you are givingexpectant parents clear answers early. Roche’s broad spectrum of clinical testing supports women throughout the course of pregnancy from conception to birth. The portfolio includes tests that measure the ovarian reserve and groups of tests that fulfill national screening requirements for first trimester fetal anomalies, infectious diseases, bone health and anaemia. A couple of examples of transformative tests within this portfolio are the Harmony prenatal test kits that can accurately and securely screen for genetic conditions and the NICE recommended sFlt/PlGF ratio test for predicting the risk of an expectant woman developing pre-eclampsia .
Sands, the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death charity, supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to ensure bereaved parents receive the best possible care, and promotes and funds research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Slimming World is the most advanced weight management organisation in the UK. Established in 1969 we hold 18,000 weekly groups across the UK run by a network of 5000 trained consultants working in their local communities. Each year we influence over 3 million people to eat more healthily and adopt a healthier, more active lifestyle. As an RCM Alliance partner we are working closely with the RCM to help to support pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers in managing their weight. We provide healthy lifestyle support to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers with the aim of preventing excess weight gain.
Could Guernsey work for you?
Working as part of a dedicated, close-knit team, our midwives have the time to care. They offer continuity of care for women and their families as well as critical one to one care for women in labour – working in both the Princess Elizabeth Hospital and out in the community.
We offer a full relocation package, so if you want a rewarding job in a beautiful island setting that offers real quality of life for you and your family, visit us on our stand today and find out more.
The charity Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association) is the leading UK charity supporting and campaigning for multiple birth families. Multiples make up 1.5% of pregnancies and 3% of births in the UK but account for 7% of still births and 14% of neonatal deaths. The risk of pre-term birth is also considerably higher for multiples, occurring in at least 50% of twin pregnancies. Twins also face six times the risk of cerebral palsy. Tamba provides information and support to both families and health professionals, including bereavement support. www.tamba.org.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TambaUK/ Twitter @tamba_twins_mb
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust operate from three main hospital sites – Furness General Hospital in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.
Our hospitals are situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty, offering superb outdoor and recreational activities related to the sea, lakes, fells and countryside. Road links to the cities of Manchester and Liverpool are via the M6, and high speed rail links from Lancaster to London enable a journey time of less than three hours.
We operate two Maternity Obstetric units which includes the new purpose built South Lakes Birth Centre in addition to our midwife led unit Helme Chase.
The Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program (IEMBP) provides trained midwives from all over the world the opportunity to complete an orientation training to the Canadian model of midwifery care so they may register and practice in Canada.
Vitabiotics Pregnacare® is the UK’s No.1 pregnancy supplement brand, providing nutritional care for throughout pregnancy and breast-feeding. The range includes Pregnacare® Conception, specially formulated for women who are trying for a baby, Pregnacare® Original, Liquid, Plus & Max for throughout pregnancy and Pregnacare® Breast-feeding & New Mum for postnatal health. In 2013 Vitabiotics, became the first British business to receive a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its vitamin research. This has been awarded for the development of its Pregnacare® range and in recognition of the ground breaking, highly successful Pregnacare® clinical research..
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the globe, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. By sharing unique skills and experience volunteers help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead, we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come.
Wellbeing Software provides specialist Maternity Information Systems that enable clinicians to seamlessly access patient records during pregnancy.
We have been supporting hospitals and NHS trusts for more than 30 years, during which time our market-leading maternity solution has been developed in line with healthcare requirements, legislations and working practices.
By improving access to information we help deliver enhanced patient care, ensuring clinical staff and patients receive the best possible support at all times.