Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

9:15

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

SECTION 1: COVID-19

9:25

COVID-19 and pregnancy
Professor Jim Thornton
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

09:45

Questions from the online audience

FOCUS ON MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

10:00

Leadership in a crisis
Linda Machakaire
Head of Midwifery
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

10:15

Questions from the online audience

UPDATE AND INNOVATION

10:30

Immunisation in pregnancy against flu and pertussis
David Green
Nurse Consultant for Immunisations
Public Health England

10:45

Supporting student midwives: creativity and inspiration
Dr Anna Byrom
Senior Lecturer
University of Central Lancashire

11:00

Questions from the online audience

11:15

Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

SECTION 2: CLINICAL AND SPECIALIST FOCUS

11:30

Improving the safety of breech birth management through research
Dr Shawn Walker
Midwifery Lecturer
King’s College London
Director
Breech Birth Network CIC

11:45

Implementation of a breech birth service
Emma Spillane
Consultant Midwife
Kingston Hospital

12:00

Questions from the online audience

12:15

Human trafficking, morbidity and mortality: an emerging and critical challenge for maternity and health care
Samantha Nightingale
Midwife
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

12:30

Group B Strep: key facts for busy health professionals
Jane Plumb MBE
Chief Executive
Group B Strep Support

12:45

Questions from the online audience

13:00

Lunch Break

ENTER OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBITION COMPETITION – find the missing word in our supporters’ videos

13:15

Northern 2020 Maternity & Midwifery Award

Poster Punch! – 1 Minute Poster Presentations

Poster 1: Hidden voices of maternity
Sharon Heap

Named Midwife Safeguarding, WWL NHS Foundation Trust


Poster 2: The use of mobile technologies for the management of lumbopelvic pain in pregnancy
Maria Moffatt

PhD Student, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor James Selfe
Professor Claire Hamshire

Additional posters to be selected from video submissions

FOCUS ON PRACTICE

13:45

Developing a care pathway for women with fear of childbirth
Dr Catriona Jones
Senior Lecturer, Maternal Mental Health
University of Hull
Claire Marshall
Senior Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Nurse
Hull and East Yorkshire Perinatal Mental Health Liaison Service

14:00

Understanding perinatal mental health care referral decisions among midwives and health visitors
Joanne Johnson
Phd Student
University of Worcester

14:15

Providing a specialist perinatal mental health service
Natalie Patterson
Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Midwives’ Team Leader
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Laura Bradley
Team Leader
Greater Manchester Mental Health Perinatal Community Mental Health Team

14:30

Questions from the online audience

14:30

Making memories not memories made
Chris Binnie
Trustee
Beyond Bea Charity

14:45

Optimum iron dosage in pregnancy: What does the evidence tell us?
Avril Flynn
Childbirth Educator & Hypnobirthing Practitioner
Sponsored by Active Iron

15:00

Questions from the online audience

15:15

The use of yoga & relaxation for pregnant women
Becky Westbury
Community Midwife
North Ceredigion (Hywel Dda) Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

15:30

Keynote address:
Jon Ashworth MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

15:45

The world as now… what are we learning, what we will keep and where are we going?

Your questions answered by the MMF Advisory Panel including the following members:

Dianne Garland
Midwifery Consultant and Author
Dr Jenny Hall
Editor
MATFLIX
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE
Consultant Midwife and Director
All4Midwifery
Questions from the online audience

Your images and feedback from the day

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

16:40

Closing comments
Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant

16:45

Close of Online Festival