8:50

Get Ready

Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

9:00

Chair’s introductory remarks
Sue Macdonald
Festival Chair and Midwifery Consultant

9:05

Chief Midwife update: leading and developing maternity services through COVID-19
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE
Chief Midwifery Officer
NHS England
Sascha Wells-Munro OBE
Deputy Chief Midwifery Officer
NHS England
Jessica Read
Deputy Chief Midwifery Officer
NHS England

9:30

Questions from the online audience

9:40

The OASI care bundle, and perineal injury
Professor Jim Thornton
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Nottingham

9:55

Questions from the online audience

10:05

Interval

Why not use this time to start finding the answers to the exhibition questions?

10:10

MORA less?: A Pan England and Northern Ireland collaborative approach to practice learning innovation
Professor Jayne Marshall
Lead Midwife for Education/Head of Midwifery
University of Leicester

10:25

Questions from the online audience

10:35

Preventing PTSD post childbirth through compassion: how interactions between women, midwives and maternity services influence women’s childbirth experiences and subsequent trauma
Dr Diane Ménage
Lecturer in Midwifery
De Montfort University
Dr Jenny Patterson
Midwife and Research Fellow
Edinburgh Napier University

10:55

Questions from the online audience

11:05

Comfort Break

Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

11:15

Postpartum psychological adjustment to childbirth: understanding what is normal and how to ‘defuse’
Alison Brodrick
Consultant Midwife,
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Dr Emma Williamson
Clinical Psychologist

11:30

Questions from the online audience

11:35

Group B Strep: update on policy, practice & available resources
Jane Plumb MBE
Chief Executive
Group B Strep Support

11:50

Questions from the online audience

11:55

Interval followed by Parallel Sessions

12:00

BRINGING IN BETTER BIRTHS

Room 1

Implementing Continuity of Carer – the Worcestershire Way

Caitlin Wilson
Consultant Midwife
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust/University of Worcester

PARENTS’ VOICES (Runs to 12:45)

Room 2

Who’s The Daddy? A TwoDads Surrogacy Journey

Michael Johnson-Ellis
Co-Founder
TwoDads.UK
Down Syndrome – the lived experience

Nicola Enoch
DSUK Positive about Down Syndrome
Reducing social isolation among new mothers

Katie Massie-Taylor
Founder and CEO
Mush

12:15

BRINGING IN BETTER BIRTHS

Room 1

Induction of labour – challenging unlicensed synthetic oxytocin in obstetrics

Monica Tolofari
Consultant Midwife
Oxytocin Measures
Linn Shepherd
Researcher and Retired Midwife
Oxytocin Measures

12:30

Questions from the online audience

12:45

Lunch/Comfort Break

Enter our Virtual Exhibition Competition

13:15

IMPROVING CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES

Room 1

“We teach and we learn experiences of updating clinical practise overseas”

Helena Lopez-Paredes
CEO Midwife
Helena Eyimi Ltd

IMPROVING CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES

Room 2

Correct use of the Finnish manual perineal protection technique – how good are we?

Hana Kleprlikova
Midwife
Croydon University Hospital, Imperial College London/Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charles University Prague

13:30

The infant microbiome
Bridget Supple
Founder
Your Baby’s Biome

13:45

Questions from the online audience

13:55

Interval followed by More Parallel Sessions

14:00

IMPROVING CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES

Room 1

North West London Maternity Transformation Programme Sustainability of maternity transformation

Sophie Kelleway
Project Manager
Maternity Transformation Programme, NWL CCG
Georgia Kontosorou
Project Manager
Maternity Transformation Programme, NWL CCG

SELF DEVELOPMENT

Room 2

Doing the business: the midwife as entrepreneur

Dr Helen McIntyre
Associate Professor/Programme Lead
University of Leicester

14:15

Cholestasis of pregnancy – what’s all the fuss?
Jenny Chambers
Founder
ICP Support

14:30

Questions from the online audience

14:45

Interval followed by More Parallel Sessions

Don’t forget to get your competition entry in. Fab prizes to be won

14:50

The NMC Future Midwife Standards – from bookshelf to practice
Dr Jacqui Williams
Senior Midwifery Education Advisor
Nursing and Midwifery Council

15:05

Being your best midwife self. How MATFLIX can prepare you for study, promotion, job interviews and revalidation
Dr Jenny Hall
Editor
MATFLIX

15:20

Physical Activity in pregnancy: the midwife’s role
Jacqueline Gerrard MBE
PHE Physical Activity Champion

15:35

Questions from the online audience

15:50

Presentation of the Midlands 2020 Maternity & Midwifery Festival Award

16:00

Your images and feedback from the day

Send us your photos, comments and suggestions and we’ll share them on the big screen!

16:10

Closing comments

Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant

16:20

Close of festival