Midwifery Study Days

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

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. You will need 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 which you may wish to attend to contribute towards your CPD.

MAMA Academy

We have partnered with The West Midlands Maternity Clinical Network and The Lily Mae Foundation to offer midwives and other healthcare professionals a free conference to review progress on the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle and share best practise to tackle ongoing challenges:

Stillbirth Prevention & Bereavement Care Conference: 6th March 2018, Birmingham, 9am – 4.30pm

Book your free place today.

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:

  • Obstetric Ultrasound Skills the basics and beyond: 2nd February 2018
  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration: 8th February 2018
  • Maternal Medicine Medical Complications in Pregnancy: 1st March 2018
  • International Women’s Day: 2nd March 2018
  • Annual Update in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology: 12th March 2018
  • Early Emergency and Emergency Gynaecology: 15th March 2018
  • Risk Management and Medico-Legal Issues in Women’s Health Care: 3rd May 2018
  • Management of the Labour Ward: 19th June 2018
  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration: 7th September 2018

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.

International Stillbirth Alliance

The 2018 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival will be held on 7-9 June 2018 in the vibrant city of Glasgow, UK. The International Conference will bring attendees together to share knowledge and enlighten each other in order to improve baby survival rates across the globe. This Conference is about breaking down barriers and uniting participants who have a common goal in working towards reducing the rates of stillbirth, SIDS and other unexpected baby deaths. 

York University Midwifery Society

Baby Loss & Bereavement Care Conference, 10th February 2018

Sponsored by Our Angels. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.

London South Bank University

  • Dr Caitlin Notley: Smoking in pregnancy and postpartum relapse: 28th March 2018 , Southwark

More information is available on the LSBU website.

 The Royal Society of Medicine

  • Contemporary obstetrics and fetal medicine: 12th January 2018
  • More than one: Multiple birth and challenges of pregnancy, care and early parenting: 15th May 2018

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.

East of England Midwives

Courses are held in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

  • Midwife Led Birthing Classes- Train the Trainer: 26th February 2018

More information can be found on their Facebook page

Baby Lifeline

  • CTG Masterclass: 8 January 2018 (Carlisle); 5 February 2018 (Leeds); 8 February 2018 (Manchester); 19 April 2018 (Bedford); 21st May 2018 (Birmingham) 14 June 2018 (Jersey); 10th September 2018 (Leeds/Manchester); 15th October 2018 (Birmingham)
  • Childbirth Emergencies in the Community: 26 January 2018 (South West); 2 February 2018 (King’s Lynn); 16 February 2018 (North West); 2 March 2018 (Great Yarmouth); 4th April 2018 (Liverpool); 16th May 2018 (Carlisle); 5th June 2018 (Coventry); 3rd July 2018 (Manchester); 5th September 2018 (Exeter); 10th October 2018 (Birmingham); 9th November 2018 (London); 4th December 2018 (Bedford)
  • Developing “Human Factors” Skills: 12th January 2018 (Bath); 9th February 2018 (Bath); 9th March 2018 (Wakefield); 27th April 2018 (Milton Keynes); 19th October 2018 (London)
  • Maternal Critical Care: 19 January 2018 (London)
  • Advanced CTG Masterclass – 5 March 2018 (Birmingham); 9 July 2018 (London)
  • Predict to Prevent: 4th May 2018 (Birmingham); 21st September 2018 (London); 16th November 2018 (Manchester)
  • Resilience Training for Maternity Healthcare Professionals: 19th January 2018 (London); 13th March 2018 (Milton Keynes); 14th March 2018 (Milton Keynes)

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 £89 per person, per day. There is a 15% 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 -The Implications of antenatal screening and diagnosis; 10th March 2018 (London); 22nd September 018 (London); 8th December 2018 (London)
      • Day 2 – Supporting Parents’ Decisions (in the context of a prenatal diagnosis): 12th May 2018 (London); 27th October 2018 (London)
      • Day 3 – When a Prenatal Diagnosis is Made: Providing Best Care: 9th June 2018 (London); 10th November 2018 (London)

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: 1-2 March 2018
    • Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound: 22-23 March 2018
    • Community Child Health: 21-22 May 2018
    • Begin Before Birth: 14th June 2018
    • Medical Complications in Pregnancy; 14th-16th November 2018

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

Middlesex University

A range of courses in Hendon throughout 2018 including:

      • 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

      • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Eating for 1, Healthy and Active for 2 (Weight Management in Pregnancy)
      • Aromatherapy for Childbirth: 12th April 2018
      • Interactive Perineal Suturing Workshop for Midwives: (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

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

M & K Update

      • Understanding Blood Results: 16th-17th April 2018 (Manchester); 25th-26th April 2018 (London); 12th-13th July (Birmingham); 8th-9th October (Nottingham)
      • Root Cause Analysis: 5th March 2018 (London)
      • Project Management in Healthcare:  12th-13th June 2018 (London)
      • Understanding Clinical Negligence: 6th June 2018 (Manchester); 20th June 2018 (London)
      • Breaking Bad News: 19th March 2018 (Manchester); 11th July 2018 (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 2018 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.

      • Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy: 23rd February 2018 (Birmingham); 11th May 2018 (Manchester); 21st September 2018 (Glasgow); 9th November 2018 (Belfast)
      • Care After Stillbirth: 16th March 2018 (Southampton); 8th June 2018 (Durham); 9th October 2018(London); 16th November 2018 ( Leeds South)
      • Public Health: 4th May 2018 (East Midlands); 12th July 2018 (Liverpool); 23rd November 2018 (Southampton)

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:

      • 6 February 2018, Bristol

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

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 events are also taking place during 2018:

Embedding Baby Friendly Standards in Neonatal Care: 14th-15th February 2018 (London); 19th-20th April 2018 (London) – for more info and how to book, see website.

Birthsparks Ltd – MAMA Conference 2018

Birthsparks Ltd’s MAMA Conference 2018 will be held 4th-5th May 2018 at The Double Tree Hilton, Glasgow. For more information and how to book see website.