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.

NHS Resolution

Finding the words: having difficult conversations training

This multi-disciplinary training will help health professionals develop the confidence and skills to prepare for difficult conversations. The kind of conversations that have to be right, because they are of such significance.

Please register your interest for the two training events as places will be allocated in mid August.

  • Friday 21st September 2018, London
  • Wednesday 5th December, Leeds

Find more details here.

Perinatal Mental Health Quarterly Meeting

The event theme will focus on parent and infant mental health. We are planning a number of interactive, table top and workshop sessions.

The event will include presentations from highly respected speakers providing an opportunity to explore the latest information and work being undertaken in this area.  There will also be opportunities for discussions and networking.

To register your place:
Please email rachel.parkinson3@nhs.net by Friday 28th September stating your name, role, organisation and any dietary or access requirements.

Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Venue: De Vere Suite, 5th& 7thFloors Colmore Gate, 6 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QD
Time: The day will start at 9.30 am and close by 4.30pm
Registration: Open from 8.30 am (access to the building is via ground floor reception to obtain building pass)
Refreshments: A healthy lunch and refreshments will be provided
Parking: DiscountedNCP High Street Car Park, High Street, Dale End, Birmingham B4 7LN

Group B Strep International

1st Annual Virtual Symposium on Prenatal-onset Group B Strep Disease (POGBSD) to be held online 15-25 October 2018 

GBS researchers and health care professionals will be presenting on various aspects of prenatal-onset GBS disease in a variety of video and poster presentations. Presentations will be open for comments to facilitate ongoing dialogue with the presenter and other attendees throughout the symposium.

Registration is complimentary and CME credits will be available.

For more information and to register and/or submit an abstract, please visit gbsi.me/POGBSDvs

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  • 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 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.

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.

Information about courses available can be found on their Facebook page

Baby Lifeline

  • CTG Masterclass: 10th September 2018 (Leeds/Manchester); 15th October 2018 (Birmingham)
  • Childbirth Emergencies in the Community: 5th September 2018 (Exeter); 10th October 2018 (Birmingham); 9th November 2018 (London); 4th December 2018 (Bedford)
  • Developing “Human Factors” Skills: 19th October 2018 (London)
  • Predict to Prevent: 21st September 2018 (London); 16th November 2018 (Manchester)

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; 22nd September 018 (London); 8th December 2018 (London)
  • Day 2 – Supporting Parents’ Decisions (in the context of a prenatal diagnosis): 27th October 2018 (London)
  • Day 3 – When a Prenatal Diagnosis is Made: Providing Best Care: 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

  • 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

  • 19th October 2018 – Rock My Birth – event, led by NHS England, Milli Hill and Sheena ByromSeminars, sharing ideas & workshops in: betterbirths, humanising care, workplace culture,pregnancy discrimination, positive birthing, alternative midwifery and much more! Click here to book this event.
  • 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

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

M & K Update

  • Understanding Blood Results: 10th-11th October 2018 (Nottingham)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 15th-16th October 2018 (Manchester)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 1st-2nd November 2018 (London)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 12th-13th November 2018 (Cardiff)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 13th-14th December 2018 (Birmingham)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 11th-12th March 2019 (London)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 4th-5th April 2019 (Manchester)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 25th-26th April 2019 (Edinburgh)
  • Understanding Blood Results: 21st-22nd June 2019 (York)

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: 21st September 2018 (Glasgow); 9th November 2018 (Belfast)
  • Care After Stillbirth: 9th October 2018(London); 16th November 2018 ( Leeds South)
  • Public Health: 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

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 and events available.

Birthsparks Ltd – MAMA Conference 2019

Birthsparks Ltd’s MAMA Conference 2019
3rd – 4th May 2019, Glasgow.

The largest independent annual midwifery and maternity conference in the UK, MaMa brings delegates from all parts of the country as well as international audience to Scotland for two days of best practice, personal and professional development and inspirational speakers

For more information and tickets, please visit their website website.