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.
Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Still Birth – Implementing Version 2
23rd March 2020
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
This conferences focuses on the important issue of Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Stillbirth, and implementing the 2019 Version 2 of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle. The stillbirth rate in the UK is high relative to other similar European Countries, it has been demonstrated that the implementation of key interventions can lead to reductions in the stillbirth rate in line with the national ambition to reduce the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal deaths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025 and by 20% by 2020. The conference will also include sessions focusing on Learning from MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies, Reducing Stillbirth as a result of incidents during labour and Learning from perinatal mortality reviews at a local level.
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- CTG Masterclass:
13th January 2020 (Peterborough)
- 27th January 2020 (Manchester)
20th February 2020 (Dudley)
24th February 2020 (London)
23rd and 24th March 2020 (Birmingham)
6th April 2020 (Leeds)
18th May 2020 (Birmingham)
6th and 7th July 2020 (Manchester)
- Childbirth Emergencies in the Community:
12th February 2020 (London)
25th February 2020 (Leeds)
11th March 2020 (Manchester)
13th March 2020 (Birmingham)
13th May 2020 (Leeds)
23rd September 2020 (London)
- Examination of the Newborn:
22nd May 2020 (Manchester)
2nd October 2020 (Birmingham)
- Developing Skills in Maternal Critical Care:
7th February 2020 (Birmingham)
- The Baby Lifeline National Maternity Safety Conference:
22nd January 2020 (Birmingham)
- Learning from Adverse Events in Maternity Services:
27th and 28th February 2020 (London)
29th and 30th April 2020 (Leeds)
17th and 18th June 2020 (Manchester)
30th Sept and 1st Oct 2020 (Birmingham)
18th and 19th November (South East)
- Enhanced Maternal Care:
17th January 2020 (Birmingham)
31st March 2020 (London)
2nd July 2020 (Birmingham)
- Delivering Excellence in Perinatal Mental Health Care:
7th February (Birmingham)
28th May 2020 (Leeds)
4th September 2020 (South East)
13th November 2020 (Manchester
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; 14th March 2020 (London) 19th September 2020 (London) 5th December 2020 (London)
- Day 2 – Supporting Parents’ Decisions (in the context of a prenatal diagnosis): 2nd May 2020 (London) 17th October 2020 (London)
- Day 3 – When a Prenatal Diagnosis is Made: Providing Best Care: 6th June 2020 (London) 7th November 2020 (London)
ARC also provide in-house training and workshops so please visit their website for more information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Further details of RCM-accredited events and how to book can be found on their website
The British Journal of Midwifery
We are awaiting details of any study days available for 2019.
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 units – workshop for clinicians-
8th January 2020
21st January 2020
12th February 2020
25th February 2020
24th Match 2020
8th April 2020
21st April 2020
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.