Midwifery Courses / Events

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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Explore the world of health research and the role volunteers play in transforming treatments and improving health care.

To register for their free online course visit the future learn website.

Baby Lifeline

Please visit their website for information on their courses. These include CTG masterclasses, childbirth emergencies in the community and enhanced maternal care.

Beyond Bea Study Days

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.

For information on their online courses, please visit their website.

If you’re interested in arranging a Beyond Bea study day at your university, hospital or elsewhere, please get in contact via our website beyondbea.co.uk or email info@beyondbea.co.uk

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 £95 per person, per day. There is a 15% discount available for booking all three days at once – pay just £250 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 17th September and Saturday 3rd December 2022 (London)
  • Day 2 – Supporting Parents’ Decisions (in the context of a prenatal diagnosis): Saturday 15th October 2022 (London)
  • Day 3 – When a Prenatal Diagnosis is Made: Providing Best Care: Saturday 12th November 2022 (London)

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

Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)

Sands webinars are hosted live and are ideal for any professional or student working in maternity services, neonatal care or in the community with bereaved families.  The webinars cover the key principles of excellent bereavement care and are designed to support professionals during COVID19 when face to face training is restricted. For future dates, please visit the Training section on the Sands website.

Royal College Of Midwives

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

The Perinatal Institute

The Perinatal Institute runs regular workshops for users and trainers as part of the
Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) Programme. In line with national advice, they have cancelled face to face training at the Perinatal Institute for the foreseeable future. For remote training, please contact gap@perinatal.org.uk

The Royal Society of Medicine

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

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Framework

The purpose of the course is to incorporate skills to implement new Maternal and Perinatal Death Audit Committees, or strengthen existing committees. By completing the virtual course, the participant will have acquired knowledge about the definition of maternal and perinatal death, cycle of continuous improvement applied to the audit, creation and strengthening of audit committees and response planning to avoid new maternal and perinatal deaths.

For more information this 3 hour course, please visit the Virtual Campus for Public Health.

East of England Midwives

Information about courses available can be found on their Facebook page

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.

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.

Healthcare Conference UK

The Saving Babies Lives; Reducing Stillbirth conference is taking place online on the 28th September 2022 where we will be presenting on “A Lived Experience Perspective”.

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The Improving Safety in Maternity Services Learning from the Ockenden Report conference is taking place online on the 12th October 2022.

This conference focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to improving safety in maternity services – learning, and implementing recommendations from the Ockenden Review and Final Report 2022.

For the full programme, confirmed speaker line-up and to book visit www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/learning-from-ockenden-report