Midwifery Study Days

Revalidation is the new process that all nurses and midwives in the UK will need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.

Taking effect from April 2016, revalidation will help you demonstrate that you practise safely and effectively. It will encourage you to reflect on the role of the Code in your practice and demonstrate that you are ‘living’ the standards set out within it.

This new process replaces the Prep requirements, and you will have to revalidate every three years to renew your registration.

In order to meet revalidation requirements, you will need to undertake at least 35 hours of CPD (Continuous Professional Development) including 20 hours of participatory learning during the three years prior to your renewal of revalidation. Everything you need to know about the eight elements of revalidation can be found on the NMC website. You may also find the RCM’s electronic portfolio helpful.

Below are a number of study days related to midwifery that are taking place this year which you may wish to attend to contribute towards your CPD.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The RCOG have several seminars and events taking place in London this year that you may be interested in attending:

  • Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology: 16-17 March 2017
  • PROMPT 3 Plus: 16 March 2017; 10 June 2017; 7 September 2017
  • PROMPT 3 – Train the Trainers: 17 March 2017; 9 June 2017; 8 September 2017
  • BSBOG Training Day – Skills and Resources for Delivering Person-Centred Care: 31 March 2017
  • Maternal Medicine: Medical Complications in Pregnancy: 6-7 April 2017
  • Basic Colposcopy: 7-8 June 2017
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Pelvic Floor: 13 June 2017
  • Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy Workshops: 15-16 June 2017
  • >Management of the Labour Ward: 20-23 June 2017
  • >Each Baby Counts: Clinical Update: 21 June 2017
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction and the Pelvic Floor: 14 July 2017
  • Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance: 25 September 2017
  • Women’s Health Patient Safety Day: 13 October 2017
  • Masterclass in Management of PPH: 31 October 2017<
  • Annual Scientific Update in Urogynaecology: 2-3 November 2017
  • National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) Annual Report Launch: 9 November 2017

Please visit the RCOG website for more information.

The Perinatal Institute

The Perinatal Institute run regular workshops for users and trainers as part of the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) Programme – visit the Perinatal Institute website for more details and to obtain a booking form.

  • GAP workshop for clinicians – 9 March, 21 March, 5 April, 25 April, 10 May, 23 May, 6 June, 29 June 2017

London South Bank University

  • Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health Level 6: 12 April 2017, Southwark

More information is available on the LSBU website.

 The Royal Society of Medicine

  • Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training: 5-6 May 2017
  • Maternity & the Newborn Forum: 16 May 2017
  • A Risky Business? Exploring Risk Perception and Care Provision During Pregnancy and Birth: 16 May 2017

You can find further details of upcoming events on the RSM website.

Finley’s Footprints

Mel Scott is an Occupational Therapist, skilled and experienced teacher, and mother to Finley, who was sadly stillborn in 2009.  Through the charity she set up in her son’s memory, Finley’s Footprints offers presentations adaptable to suit conferences, workshops, in-service training and community groups, which are described as captivating, emotional and highly informative. From a combination of her own inspirational story, video, individual reflection, small group work and practical activity attendees can expect to return to their practice with an increased understanding of the impact of baby loss upon the parents.

A general guide to fees is £65 per hour + travel expenses (from Somerset); booking is available here. For further information please contact Mel on mel@towards-tomorrow.com.

University of Salford, Manchester

  • Resilience; Showing Strength In The Face Of Adversity: 07 April 2017
  • The Future of Midwifery Conference: Innovation and Improvement: 10 May 2017

More information can be found on the UOS website.

East of England Midwives

Courses are held in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

  • Aspiring Midwives Workshop: 18-19 March 2017
  • Acupressure for Midwives & Doulas: 15 April 2017
  • Waterbirth – Skills, Evidence & Practice: 13-14 May 2017

More information can be found on their Facebook page

Baby Lifeline

  • Confidentiality, Candour & Consent: 10 March 2017 (Manchester), 29 September 2016 (London), 4 November 2016 (Liverpool)
  • Resilience Training for Maternity Healthcare Professionals: 24 March 2017 (Newcastle); 8 May 2017 (London); 9 May 2017 (London); 15 May 2017 (Jersey); 16 May 2017 (Guernsey); 6 June 2017 (Birmingham); 5 September 2017 (Great Yarmouth); 20 September 2017 (London); 10 November 2017 (Kent); 29 November 2017 (Leeds)
  • CTG Masterclass: 29 March 2017 (Kent); 10 April 2017 (Norwich); 8 June 2017 (Newcastle); 22 June 2017 (Devon); 6 July 2017 (Birmingham); 11 September 2017 (Peterborough); 8 January 2018 (Carlisle); 5 February 2018 (Leeds); 8 February 2018 (Manchester); 19 April 2018 (Bedford); 14 June 2018 (Jersey)
  • Developing ‘Human Factor’ Skills: 3 March 2017 (London), 31 March 2017 (Cheltenham, Glos); 28 April 2017 (Newcastle); 4 May 2017 (Coventry); 8 September 2017 (Bristol); 20 October 2017 (Manchester); 24 November 2017 (Wakefield)
  • Childbirth Emergencies in the Community – 7 April 2017 (Coventry); 26 May 2017 (Birmingham); 1 June 2017 (Kettering); 14 July 2017 (Jersey); 11 September 2017 (London); 12 September 2017 (London); 6 October 2017 (Manchester); 31 October 2017 (Kettering); 5 December 2017 (North West); 26 January 2018 (South West); 2 February 2018 (King’s Lynn); 16 February 2018 (North West); 2 March 2018 (Great Yarmouth)
  • Maternal Critical Care: 11 May 2017 (London); 12 July 2017 (Coventry); 13 July 2017 (Coventry); 2 November 2017 (Kettering); 19 January 2018 (London)
  • Coroner’s Court (Medico-Legal and Risk Management Issues in Obstetrics and Midwifery): 12 May 2017 (London)
  • Examination of the Newborn: 19 May 2017 (Manchester); 7 July 2017 (London); 29 September 2017 (Birmingham)
  • Predict to Prevent – 19 May 2017 (Birmingham); 16 June 2017 (Midlands); 15 September 2017 (London)
  • Advanced CTG Masterclass – 17 July 2017 (London); 5 March 2018 (Birmingham); 9 July 2018 (London)

Please visit their website for information on their courses.

Antenatal Results & Choices

The training affords practitioners the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences around issues such as communicating risk, delivering difficult news and supporting parents’ decision making. All ARC training days are £85 per person, per day. There is a 10% discount available for booking all three days at once – pay just £230 to attend all three of ARC’s highly regarded Royal College of Midwives accredited training days. Study days taking place in London on the following dates:

      • Day 1 – Communication skills and delivering difficult news: 11 March 2017; 8 July 2017; 23 September 2017
      • Day 2 – Supporting Parents’ Decisions (in the context of a prenatal diagnosis): 13 May 2017
      • Day 3 – When a Prenatal Diagnosis is Made: Providing Best Care: 10 June 2017

ARC also provide in-house training and workshops so please visit their website for more information.  Contact miranda@arc-uk.org for any enquiries.

Imperial College London

    • Expert Fetal Medicine 2017: 2-3 March 2017
    • Study Evening: Prenatal Screening (Combined testing, NIPT and pre-eclampsia): 3 May 2017
    • Begin Before Birth: 8 June 2017
    • Study Evening: Scanning on the labour ward – Why, how and when? – 15 June 2017
    • Medical Complications in Pregnancy: 15-17 November 2017
    • Neonatal Update 2017: “the science of newborn care”: 27 November – 1 December 2017

The full programme and details of how to book can be found on their website.

Middlesex University

A range of courses in Hendon throughout 2017 including:

      • Assessment of the Newborn; Neuro Behavioural and Physiological (NBPAN) Update Study Day
      • Breastfeeding Workshop
      • Neonatal Resuscitation
      • Perinatal Mental Health
      • Towards Midwifery-Led Care: Assessment of the Newborn Study day

Visit Middlesex University CPD web pages for more information.

Royal College Of Midwives

      • Perineal Health – Empowering Women Midwifery RCM-accredited Conference: 25 April 2017 (Guildford, Surrey)
      • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Eating for 1, Healthy and Active for 2 (Weight Management in Pregnancy)
      • Interactive Perineal Suturing Workshop for Midwives: 25 March 2017, 29 April 2017, 27 May 2017, 24 June 2017, 22 July 2017, 19 August 2017, 23 September 2017 (Heathrow, London)
      • Downs Syndrome Association (DSA) Tell it right, start it right RCM-accredited Study Day
      • Bond Solon Essential RCM-accredited training for midwives – one day course to ensure that midwives understand and can apply legal principles to their day-to-day professional roles and ensure best practice standards.
      • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (NOFAS UK) – a RCM-accredited course providing education that increases knowledge and training for midwives that allows you to talk confidently to women about the risks of alcohol in pregnancy
      • RCM-accredited Online Course: The Science of Dietary Fibre and Digestive Health – for Midwives
      • Haemoglobinopathies – RCM-accredited short counselling course – a study day for non specialist (nurses, midwives and health visitors) to develop an understanding of the universal newborn screening programme and to further develop evidence-based knowledge and skills to provide information and counsel couples who are at risk of having a baby with a haemoglobinopathy (sickle cell disease or thalassaemia major) and in providing results to parents of babies identified as carriers: 25 April 2017 (Birmingham)

Further details of RCM-accredited events and how to book can be found on their website

University of York

M & K Update

      • Understanding Blood Results: 8-9 May 2017 (Birmingham); 21-22 June 2017 (London); 13-14 July 2017 (Manchester); 9-10 October 2017 (Nottingham); 23-24 November 2017 (Edinburgh)
      • Venepuncture & Cannulation: 17 May 2017 (Birmingham); 26 May 2017 (London); 6 July 2017 (Manchester)
      • Management of the Critically Ill Obstetric Patient: 16-17 October 2016 (London)
      • Intravenous Drug Administration and Therapy: 22 May 2017 (Manchester); 21 July 2017 (London)
      • Clinical History Taking & Physical Examination: 10-12 May 2017 (London); 24 May 2017 (Norwich); 12-14 June 2017 (Manchester); 26-28 June 2017 (Edinburgh); 3-5 July 2017 (Newcastle); 11-13 September 2017 (Birmingham); 1-3 November 2017 (Nottingham)
      • Root Cause Analysis: 15 March 2017 (London); 22 March 2017 (Manchester); 27 September 2017 (London); 2 October 2017 (Manchester)
      • Recognising the Septic Patient: 9 June 2017 (Edinburgh); 7 July 2017 (Manchester); 11 July 2017 (London)
      • Customer Service Essentials in Healthcare: 16 June 2017 (London); 21 July 2017 (Manchester)
      • Time Management for Healthcare Professionals: 6 March 2017 (Manchester); 3 May 2017 (London)
      • Project Management in Healthcare: 15-16 March 2017 (Manchester); 28-29 September 2017 (London)
      • Understanding Clinical Negligence: 21 March 2017 (Manchester); 23 June 2017 (London); 18 October 2017 (Manchester)
      • Breaking Bad News: 9 June 2017 (Manchester); 15 November 2017 (London)

Please visit their website for more information and how to book.

Your Birthright

Study days offered focusing on the Psychology of Pregnancy and Birth, so that birth professionals can enhance care of women before, during and after birth:

      • Study days offered focusing on the Psychology of Pregnancy and Birth (see website for more details of dates and locations)
      • Team days for promoting normality and building resilience, £395 for a full day

Workshops can also be hosted specifically designed with midwives in mind, to enhance skills and satisfaction. In-service training offered tailored to your service’s needs. This can be followed up with regular consultancy to maintain quality and staff motivation. For more information on the study days and other services offered, visit their website.

The British Journal of Midwifery

The BJM are offering a series of free study days throughout 2017 including topics such as FGM, obesity and neonatal care. These events are organised by British Journal of Midwifery and further details including how to book can be found here.

      • Clinical skills: 21 March 2017 (London); 7 July 2017 (Leeds)
      • Fear of birth: 17 March 2017 (Southampton); 15 September 2017 (East Midlands); 17 November 2017 (Liverpool)
      • Healthy mother, healthy baby: 28 April 2017 (Leeds)
      • Clinical skills: 5 May 2017 (Manchester); 27 October 2017 (Bristol); 10 November 2017 (Belfast)
      • Healthy mother, healthy baby: 19 May 2017 (Sheffield)
      • Decision making: 2 June 2017 (Birmingham); 29 September 2017 (Glasgow); 24 November 2017 (East Midlands)
      • Birth place: 23 June 2017 (Cardiff); 6 October 2017 (Manchester); 1 December 2017 (London)

Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)

The Bereavement Care Training Workshop for Healthcare Professionals (£85 midwives, £65 student midwives) is run by a skilled facilitator who uses film, audio clips, presentation, discussion, reflection and group exercises to enable participants to develop their knowledge, insight and skills to provide high quality, sensitive care to parents whose baby dies, before, during or shortly after birth. Booking via SANDS
Upcoming workshops – when and where they are:

      • 4 April 2017, Leeds
      • 5 April 2017, Antrim
      • 4 May 2017, Liverpool
      • 13 June 2017, Forth Valley
      • 4 September 2017, Birmingham
      • 3 October 2017, Southampton
      • 7 November 2017, London
      • 6 February 2018, Bristol

For more information see the website. Sands also offer a one day workshop for doulas (£65).

Maternity, Midwifery & Baby

      • Midwifery Exchange Bristol – 5 April 2017

A free to attend, professional development forum for midwives and student midwives wishing to update their skills and knowledge around key topics including antenatal and postnatal care, labour and care of the newborn. More details on the website.

The Hypnobirthing Association

Hypnobirthing Practitioner Training Course – This four-day course is the only RCM-accredited Hypnobirthing Practitioner Training Course in the UK that is run by midwives for midwives; for more information please visit their website.

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative offer courses designed for health professionals working in the UK healthcare system. See website for further details.
The following conferences are also taking place during 2017:

      • Baby Friendly Initiative Neonatal Conference: 9 May 2017 (London) – for more info and how to book, see website.
      • Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference: 22-23 November 2017 (Telford International Centre) – for more info and how to book, see website.

Birthsparks Ltd – MAMA Conference 2017

Birthsparks Ltd’s MAMA Conference 2017 will be held 28-29 April 2017 at Ayr Racecourse, Ayr. The common theme of maternity runs as the binding thread through the conference; speakers at this year’s conference include Gillian Smith MBE, Ina May Gaskin, and topics covered include Gentle Cesareans, and the Biomechanics of Birth and Perineal Trauma. For more information and how to book see website.