RCM Annual Conference

The sessions listed below will take place on Friday 5 October 2018. Everyone attending the conference is welcome to attend.

Please note 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)

RCM STRAND DAY 2
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Leadership

Chair: Kathryn Gutteridge, president, RCM
Speakers: Gail Johnson, professional advisor for education, RCM Helen Rogers, director, RCM Wales and Dr Laura Abbott FRCM, senior lecturer in midwifery, Department of Allied Health and Midwifery University of Hertfordshire

This session will provide delegates with an opportunity to hear about the leadership initiatives currently available to midwives and maternity staff and how the RCM continues with its commitment to developing leadership skills at all levels

Learning outcomes
By the end of this session delegates will
• Have an appreciation of the importance and value of leadership at all levels
• Be aware of leadership education opportunities available to members
• Hear about specific leadership activities in each of the four UK countries
• Hear how RCM Fellows showcase leadership
• Know where to seek further advice and guidance on their careers
• Appreciate how i-learn and i-folio can support development at all levels

RCM STRAND DAY 2
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YOUR RCM: new RCM membership publications which give you information, knowledge and evidence to be the best you can be!

Chair: Kathryn Gutteridge, president, RCM
Speakers: Gill Adgie, regional head - north, RCM, Alice Sorby, employment relations advisor, RCM, Lyndsey Wheeler, senior organiser and engagements project officer, RCM and Dr Mary Ross-Davie, director Scotland, RCM

The RCM produces dozens of publications every year for its members to help in their careers, whether in workforce planning, supporting women or to take a stance on important issues. In this session, delegates will hear from RCM staff about different publications that will put knowledge and advice at their fingertips – just go to the RCM stand to pick up a copy. Included in this session are publications covering baby boxes, flexible working, working-related stress and making the most of the MSW role.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this session delegates will
• Know how publications are a key RCM benefit for members that can help them with many facets of their working lives as a midwife
• Understand how to make the most of publications – using them as how-to guides, to take a stance on an issue and expand knowledge
• Be aware of all the resources on the RCM stand they can go pick up and tell their friends to too.
• Gain specific knowledge and advice on the issues of infant feeding, baby boxes, MSW roles and responsibilities, lone working, flexible working and workplace stress.


RCM STRAND DAY 2
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Quality Improvement in maternity services

Chair: Kathryn Gutteridge, president, RCM
Facilitator: Mandy Forrester, head of quality and standards, RCM
Speakers: Cheryl Clark, Angela Cunningham, MCQIC (Scotland) and Vivienne Novis, OASI

This session will give participants an overview of the quality improvement programme currently ongoing across the country. A short panel discussion will be followed by examples of projects undertaken as part of the programmes to explore how learning care be shared.

Learning outcomes
Participants will
• gain an understanding of national maternity quality improvement programmes
• appreciate the value of quality improvement in maternity services
• hear lessons learned from members who have been involved in projects

RCM STRAND DAY 2
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‘Can continuity work for us?’

Chair: Kathryn Gutteridge, president, RCM
Speakers:Dr Mary Ross-Davie, director for Scotland, RCM and Lia Brigante, quality and standards advisor, RCM

This session will share with attendees a wealth of resources to support them when thinking about implementing continuity models of care in practice. The RCM supports the principal that midwifery continuity of carer should become the central model of maternity care in the UK, as there is now such a wealth of good quality evidence to demonstrate the positive impact on a range of outcomes. However, implementing this model represents a very significant change in the way that maternity services are organised and that many midwives work. The RCM is committed to providing our members – both managers and clinical midwives and maternity support workers, with resources to support them in implementing continuity models successfully and sustainably.

Learning outcomes:
1. Will be aware of the new RCM ‘continuity counts’ game, revised position statement, I learn module and ‘Nuts and Bolts’ resource.
2. Will understand how they can access RCM support around the issue of continuity of carer implementation
3. Will know how to access key information about the evidence around continuity of carer
4. Will feel confident that they have resources to share with colleagues back in their places of work to support positive, sustainable implementation

RCM STRAND DAY 2
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National maternity and perinatal audit

Chair: Kathryn Gutteridge, president, RCM
Speakers: Mandy Forrester, head of quality and standards, RCM and Dr Tina Harris, senior clinical lead (midwifery) national maternity and perinatal audit

This session will give participants an overview of the National and Maternal Perinatal Audit. We will explore the relevance of the audit to clinical practice and look at how findings can be applied to improve the quality of care provided to women and babies.

Learning outcomes
Participants will
• gain an understanding of the National and Maternal Perinatal Audit
• learn how to relate findings to their own trust/board
• learn how to apply audit outcomes to clinical practice