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.
University of Leeds
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- CTG Masterclass:
Mon 14 Sep 2020 (Durham)
Mon 21 and Tue 22 September 2020 (Birmingham)
Mon 28 and Tue 29 September 2020 (London)
Mon 2 Nov 2020 (Leeds)
- Childbirth Emergencies in the Community:
23rd September 2020 (London)
- Examination of the Newborn:
2nd October 2020 (Birmingham)
30 October 2020 (Manchester)
- Learning from Adverse Events in Maternity Services:
30th Sept and 1st Oct 2020 (Birmingham)
18th and 19th November (South East)
- Enhanced Maternal Care:
Fri 4 September 2020 (London)
- Delivering Excellence in Perinatal Mental Health Care:
4th September 2020 (South East)
13th November 2020 (Manchester
- Implementing Saving Babies’ Lives:
Fri 25 Sep 2020 (Manchester)
- Developing Human Factor Skills:
Thurs 17 September 2020 (Oxfordshire)
Please visit their website for information on their courses.
Beyond Bea Study Days
Beyond Bea Charity was established by Steph Wild in January 2018, following the death of her daughter Beatrice (Bea) at 23 weeks and 4 days’ gestation in November 2017.
First as a student, and latterly as a registered and practicing midwife, Steph has long had an interest in providing high quality bereavement care. Steph had been acutely aware that this training was sorely lacking all over the country, and where it did exist, it was often extremely limited, very expensive, or both.
Beyond Bea’s mission stems from Steph’s drive – as a midwife and as a mother – to ensure that bereavement care is better quality – and more accessible – than ever before.
Beyond Bea offers free training days to any student midwives, midwives, or associated maternity and wider healthcare professionals. These study days seek to educate, empower, and motivate delegates to feel confident in providing the best care possible to parents and families during this most devastating of experiences. Delivering a combination of technical knowledge, practical workshops, and insights from parental perspectives, Beyond Bea study days offer the finest quality training available in this hugely challenging aspect of care.
The Beyond Bea team is made up of midwives, specialist bereavement midwives, bereaved mothers and fathers as well as often including high quality guest speakers to add even more value to the training experience.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Please visit the RCOG website for information about their current 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; Saturday 5th December 2020 (London) Saturday 13th March 2021 (London) Saturday 18th September 2021 (London) Saturday 4th December 2021 (London)
- Day 2 – Supporting Parents’ Decisions (in the context of a prenatal diagnosis): Saturday 17th October 2020 (FULLY BOOKED) Saturday 20th February 2021 (London) Saturday 8th May 2021 (London) Saturday 16th October 2021 (London)
- Day 3 – When a Prenatal Diagnosis is Made: Providing Best Care: Saturday 7th November 2020 (London) Saturday 5th June 2021 (London) Saturday 6th November 2021 (London)
Due to COVID-19, ARC are currently offering bite sized training sessions online for healthcare professionals via Zoom:
Session 1: Introduction to ARC (£5) (21 September, 7.30pm)
Session 2: Delivering Unexpected News in Pregnancy (£18) (23 September, 7.30pm)
Session 3: Supporting Parents’ Choices (£30) (29 September, 7.30pm)
ARC also provide in-house training and workshops so please visit their website for more information. Contact email@example.com for any enquiries.
Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
The Bereavement Care Training Workshop for Healthcare Professionals (£75 for health professionals, £65 students) 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
Royal College Of Midwives
- Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – Eating for 1, Healthy and Active for 2 (Weight Management in Pregnancy)
- 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
Workplace Reps Regional Training Days:
Further details of RCM-accredited events and how to book can be found on their website
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.
In line with national advice, we have cancelled face to face training at the Perinatal Institute for the foreseeable future.
International Stillbirth Alliance
The 2019 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival will be held in Madrid, Spain. More information to follow as it becomes available. 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.
The Royal Society of Medicine
You can find details of upcoming events on the RSM website.
East of England Midwives
Courses are held in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
Information about courses available can be found on their Facebook page
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.
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.
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 and events available.