RCM Annual Conference

The sessions listed below will take place on Friday 5 October 2018. These sessions are aimed at midwives, student midwives’ and MSW’s.

*Please note: the student conference is only running on Thursday 4 October.

If you are aiming on attending sessions across multiple programmes you will need to select those that do not have conflicting timeslots.

Event Timeslots (5)

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Putting policy into practice

Chair: Susan Bookbinder, newsreader, TV presenter, Zamar International
Speakers: Deb Jackson, head of midwifery and associate director of nursing family and therapies, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Justine Craig, head of midwifery, NHS Tayside and Ann Remmers, midwife and clinical director, the South West Maternity and Children’s Strategic Clinical Network

• Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the transformation and change that is enveloping maternity services? Then you need to hear from three midwifery leaders who are putting policy into practice on the front line.
• This panel will share how they are trying to make maternity transformation a reality; what the challenges are, and how they keep going in the face of organisational, cultural and financial constraints.
• If you want an insight into how maternity policy is changing services in reality, this session is one you won’t want to miss.

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The top, the middle and the bottom: leadership at every level

Chair: Susan Bookbinder, newsreader, TV presenter, Zamar International
Speakers: Karyn McCluskey, chief executive officer, Community Justice Scotland, Dame Tina Lavender, professor of midwifery and director of the Centre for Global Women’s Health at the University of Manchester and Mhairi McLellan, student midwife, Robert Gordon University

• Do you want to be more of a leader among your colleagues? Or have you ever wondered how the leaders around you got to the top? Then this panel session is definitely for you.
• Whether you are just starting out, climbing the career ladder, or a senior leader yourself, these speakers will help you reflect on the nature of leadership – what makes a great leader? Can you be a leader at the ‘bottom’ of an organisation? And is there such a thing a good follower as well as good leader?
• If you would like to explore leadership at every level with some truly inspirational women, then make sure you attend.

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Partnership and professional leadership: what do the most influential women in healthcare have to say?

Chair: Susan Bookbinder, newsreader, TV presenter, Zamar International
Speakers: Gill Walton, chief executive, RCM, Professor Lesley Regan, president, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dr Asha Kasliwal, president, Faculty of Reproductive and Sexual Health and Karen Middleton, chief executive, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

• Did you know there has been a shift in gender representation in professional leadership, and there are now an unprecedented number of women in chair, president and chief executive positions across the royal colleges of health? If that fact piques your interest, then you should come along and find out what it might mean for your profession.
• If you’d like to see the professions work more closely to improve women’s health then why not listen to a conversation between four professional leaders, which could open the doors on that future.
• If you would like to hear from some of the most influential women in healthcare, and put your questions directly to them, then you will not want to miss this.

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On the margins: improving outcomes for vulnerable women

Chair: Susan Bookbinder, newsreader, TV presenter, Zamar International
Speakers: Memuna Sowe, midwife, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust’s Rainbow Health Centre, Faye Macrory, retired consultant midwife and Hilary Alba, charge midwife. Greater Glasgow and Clyde

• Do want to know how to provide the best support for vulnerable women and families in your care? These exemplary midwives have the knowledge and experience to help.
• Have you have ever felt concerned about going the extra mile, while also staying within boundaries? Would you like some guidance on how you can be a better advocate for vulnerable women? Are you passionate about improving outcomes for women and babies on the margins? Then you will want to hear what these speakers have to say.
• If you want to come away from conference with fresh insight into how midwives can adapt their practice to help the most vulnerable women and families in their care, then make sure you don’t miss what promises to be a compelling session.

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100 years of suffrage – 150 years of the TUC - celebrating the role of women

Chair: Susan Bookbinder, newsreader, TV presenter, Zamar International
Speaker: Lynn Collins FRSA, regional secretary, TUC North West

This presentation will spotlight and celebrate to role of women throughout the history of the TUC and aims to inspire with tales of collectivism and campaigning showing how women were at the heart of changing the world of work for good.