London Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2021

Welcome to the London 2021 Maternity & Midwifery Festival The first of the 2021 series of 6 UK and Ireland live and online gatherings of midwifery professionals. The world is a very different place to when we last met in London. COVID-19 has tested health services and the staff who work across the NHS, to the limit. Midwives and their colleagues have had to show tremendous resilience and innovation to continue to meet the needs of pregnant women throughout. The London 2021 Festival will be a time to reflect on lessons learned but also to spotlight all the other fantastic work that has continued over this period, despite the demands the virus has inflicted.
13 January, 2021 | .
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Welcome to the London 2021 Maternity & Midwifery Festival
The first of the 2021 series of 6 UK and Ireland live and online gatherings of midwifery professionals.

The world is a very different place to when we last met in London. COVID-19 has tested health services and the staff who work across the NHS, to the limit. Midwives and their colleagues have had to show tremendous resilience and innovation to continue to meet the needs of pregnant women throughout.

The London 2021 Festival will be a time to reflect on lessons learned but also to spotlight all the other fantastic work that has continued over this period, despite the demands the virus has inflicted.

1
Day Event
26
Speakers
2
Sponsors
32
Sessions

Agenda

Stages
MAIN HALL - LIVE STREAM

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Chair’s Welcome

09:00 - 09:15
Sue Macdonald Sue Macdonald

Women’s rights – where are we now?

09:15 - 09:45
Maria Booker Maria Booker

Conversations around race, racism and ‘unconscious bias’… moving from rhetoric to changing ourselves, our environment and our practice

09:45 - 10:45
 Benash Nazmeen
Illiyin Morrison

Questions from the online audience

10:45 - 11:00

Comfort Break - Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

11:00 - 11:15

Session 1a - The hepatitis B antenatal screening and selective neonatal immunisation quality improvement project: improving the quality of care of women with hepatitis B in pregnancy and their babies

11:15 - 11:45
Pat Schan
David Green

SESSION 1b - The Future Midwife Standards: transforming midwifery care for everyone

11:45 - 12:15
Dr Jacqui Williams Dr Jacqui Williams

Session 1c - Life-long learning: how the Maternity and Midwifery Forum can prepare you for study, promotion and revalidation Dr Jenny Hall, Editor, MATFLIX

12:15 - 12:45
 Dr Jenny Hall Dr Jenny Hall

Lunch - Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

12:45 - 13:30

SESSION 3a - Caring for both full term and neonatal babies’ skin

13:30 - 14:00
Margaret Merrigan-Feenan Margaret Merrigan-Feenan

SESSION 3b - How peer support can help to hear the unheard

14:00 - 14:30
Shelley McBride
 Emma Roberts

Interval - Meet the Expert

14:30 - 14:45

SESSION 6a - How do NHS midwives facilitate women’s alternative physiological births? A feminist narrative inquiry

14:45 - 15:15
Dr Claire Feeley Dr Claire Feeley

SESSION 6b - Love that birth physiology

15:15 - 15:45
Molly O’Brien Molly O’Brien

Interval - Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

15:45 - 16:00

Keynote address - MIDWIVES, MATERNITY AND COVID-19

16:00 - 16:30
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE

Closing comments

16:30 - 16:35

Your images and feedback from the day

16:35 - 16:40
LIVE WEBINAR 1

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

SESSION 2a - Midwifery students’ experiences of being bullied whilst on clinical placement in the United Kingdom

11:15 - 11:45
 Tanya Capper Tanya Capper

SESSION 2b - A lot more anxious and a lot more lonely” vs “more empowered”: centred birth hypnobirthing classes and preparing for birth during Covid-19

11:45 - 12:15
Dr Alys Einion-Waller Dr Alys Einion-Waller

SESSION 2c - Case study: Acupressure for induction of labour

12:15 - 12:45
Loredana Zordan Loredana Zordan

SESSION 4a - Childbirth Choices Matter: self employed midwives and autonomy in birth choices

13:30 - 14:00
Kay King
Kemi Johnson

SESSION 4b - Burnt out to brilliant – helping midwives reclaim their sparkle

14:00 - 14:30
Radha Wilson Jeffries Radha Wilson Jeffries

SESSION 7a - Meet The Author

14:45 - 15:15
Leah Hazard Leah Hazard

SESSION 7b - Embracing evidence, innovation and collaboration to reduce inequalities and improve outcomes

15:15 - 15:45
Alison Baum Alison Baum
LIVE WEBINAR 2

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

SESSION 5a - Long-term consequences of traumatic birth experiences for midwives

13:30 - 14:00
Sonia Minooee Sonia Minooee

SESSION 5b - What influences waterbirth rates? A case study exploration of three obstetric and three midwifery units

14:00 - 14:30
Dr Sarah Milosevic Dr Sarah Milosevic
MEET THE EXPERT

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Meet the Expert - Dr Sheena Byrom OBE from The Practising Midwife

11:00 - 11:15
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE Dr Sheena Byrom OBE

Meet the Expert - Data4NHS

12:45 - 13:00

Meet The Expert - Public Health England

13:15 - 13:30
Pat Schan
David Green

Meet the Expert - Parents 1st UK

14:30 - 14:45
Celia Suppiah Celia Suppiah

Meet the Expert - Nursing and Midwifery Council

15:45 - 16:00
Dr Jacqui Williams Dr Jacqui Williams
13 January, 2021 | .

London Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2021

Partners

WaterWipes
WaterWipes
Data4NHS
Data4NHS
MATFLIX
MATFLIX
Public Health England
Public Health England
Nursing & Midwifery Council
Nursing & Midwifery Council
Parents 1st UK
Parents 1st UK
The Practising Midwife
The Practising Midwife

Speakers

Sonia Minooee
Midwife University of Technology, Sydney
Alison Baum
Chief Executive Best Beginnings
Kemi Johnson
Independent Midwife
Kay King
Executive Director & Campaign Manager White Ribbon Alliance UK and Childbirth Choices Matter
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE
Chief Midwifery Officer NHS England
Molly O’Brien
Midwife, Associate Lecturer Creator and Teacher of ‘Biomechanics for Birth’ courses for birth professionals and associates and a birth preparation class cal
Leah Hazard
Midwife/Author/Host of Podcast
Dr Claire Feeley
Postdoctoral Researcher, Midwife, Educator University of Central Lancashire
Celia Suppiah
CEO Parents 1st UK
Dr Sarah Milosevic
Research Associate Cardiff University
Radha Wilson Jeffries
Midwife and Emotional Health Coach Radha Wilson Jeffries
Emma Roberts
RippleZ CIC Derby Community Parent Programme 1-1 Coordinator
Shelley McBride
Derby Community Parent Programme Community Coordinator RippleZ CIC
Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant and Educationalist Mayes Midwifery
Margaret Merrigan-Feenan
Margaret Merrigan-Feenan
Antenatal Educator and Family Planning Counsellor Clinical Midwife Manager
Dr Alys Einion-Waller
Associate Professor of Midwifery Swansea University
Dr Jacqui Williams
Senior Midwifery Education Advisor Nursing and Midwifery Council
Loredana Zordan
Midwife Acupuncturist
Dr Jenny Hall
Editor, Boxset editor MATFLIX
Tanya Capper
Registered Midwife, Head of Course – Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, H CQUniversity, Australia
David Green
Nurse Consultant for Immunisations NHS Public Health England
Pat Schan
Programme Clinical Advisor NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme, PHE Screening
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE
Director All4Maternity
Illiyin Morrison
Illiyin Morrison
Midwife, Hypnobirthing Teacher and Mum and Founder Mixing up Motherhood
Benash Nazmeen
Specialist Cultural Liaison Midwife Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Maria Booker
Programmes Director Birthrights