RCM Annual Conference



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Speakers announced for RCM Annual Conference 2016


In 2005, Elaine Bromiley, a 37-year-old woman attending hospital for a routine operation, died after unexpected complications led to her suffering catastrophic brain damage. Her husband, Martin Bromiley, with his perspective on safety management as a commercial airline pilot, is now an influential advocate for improved safety culture in health care.
In the challenging and uplifting keynote presentation on Day 1 of conference, Martin will focus on how organisations can learn from mistakes, building safety cultures that don’t blame individuals. Click here to read more.

Midwifery’s Contribution Restarted, on Day 2 of conference is the opportunity to hear Professor Renfrew’s Zepherina Veitch Memorial Lecture again. Professor Mary Renfrew, professor of mother and infant health, director of the Mother and Infant Research Unit, and associate dean research, University of Dundee, will draw on recent evidence and debates to re-consider the place of midwifery in the broader context of maternal and newborn care and health systems. Click here to read more.

Head of thought leadership at The King’s Fund, Professor Michael West will lead the plenary session on Day 1 of conference, addressing the false dichotomy that the NHS services are either focused on safety or on patient experience to argue that high standards of care, and high standards of employment and satisfaction for staff and women are part of a virtuous circle. With maternity services continuing to be in the public and political spotlight, how do we create a future that enables every midwife to give of her best? Click here to read more.

To be held at Harrogate International Centre on the 19-20 October, RCM Annual Conference 2016 will reflect on this year’s conference theme, Safety, Standards, Experience, debating the three bit points within contemporary maternity care. Read more this year’s theme here.

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