Welcome to the London Maternity & Midwifery Online Festival 2021!

The London Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2021 will be live streamed on this page on Wednesday 13 January 2021. A day of leadership, education and clinical updates to keep you abreast of the latest developments and innovations in maternity & midwifery care, all available live and on demand. You can chat with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat box below or join the discussion on twitter using the #MidwiferyForum hashtag.

NAVIGATION

The Live Stream

The festival programme commences at 09:00 and the live stream will play below from 08:45 on Wednesday 13 January. If you experience any issues watching this live stream please refer to the troubleshooting guide at the bottom of the page.

We recommend using Google Chrome (PC) or Safari (Mac) as your browser to view this live stream and participate in the chat. To view the chat function, please log in to chat as a guest. This will enable you to ask questions and discuss the issues raised with other viewers.

 

Seminar Programme

As well as the live stream above we also have a series of concurrent seminars running throughout the day as Zoom webinars. You are free to switch between the live stream and the Zoom Webinars seminars as you wish, and of course all of today’s presentations will be available to view on demand.

11:15: SESSION 2A – Midwifery students’ experiences of being bullied whilst on clinical placement in the United Kingdom
Tanya Capper, Registered Midwife, Head of Course – Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, Higher Education Division, CQUniversity, Australia
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97945629053
Webinar ID: 979 4562 9053

11:45: 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
Dr Alys Einion-Waller, Associate Professor of Midwifery, Swansea University
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97945629053
Webinar ID: 979 4562 9053

12:15: SESSION 2C – Case study: Acupressure for induction of labour
Loredana Zordan, Independent Midwife, Italy
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97945629053
Webinar ID: 979 4562 9053

13:30: SESSION 4A – Childbirth Choices Matter: self employed midwives and autonomy in birth choices
Kay King, Executive Director, White Ribbon Alliance UK; Campaign Manager, Childbirth Choices Matter & Kemi Johnson, Independent Midwife
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/91202922356
Webinar ID: 912 0292 2356

13:30: SESSION 5A – Long-term consequences of traumatic birth experiences for midwives
Sonia Minooee, Midwife, University of Technology, Sydney
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96960103530
Webinar ID: 969 6010 3530

14:00: SESSION 4B – Burnt out to brilliant – helping midwives reclaim their sparkle
Radha Wilson Jeffries, Midwife and Emotional Health Coach & Radha Wilson Jeffries
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/91202922356
Webinar ID: 912 0292 2356

14:00: SESSION 5B – What influences waterbirth rates? A case study exploration of three obstetric and three midwifery units
Dr Sarah Milosevic, Research Associate, Cardiff University
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96960103530
Webinar ID: 969 6010 3530

14:45: SESSION 7A – Meet The Author of “Hard Pushed”
Leah Hazard, Midwife and Author of ‘Hard Pushed’
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95041303939
Webinar ID: 950 4130 3939

15:15: SESSION 7B – Embracing evidence, innovation and collaboration to reduce inequalities and improve outcomes
Alison Baum, Chief Executive, Best Beginnings
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95041303939
Webinar ID: 950 4130 3939

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Meet the Experts

Throughout the day we have a range of experts standing by, ready to take your questions live.

Want to say hi to Sheena Byrom and find out All4Maternity’s plans for its journal over the next 12 months? Keen to find out more about COVID-19 publications available from PHE as part of their vaccination programme? Or do you want to hear the latest on how perinatal peer support can contribute to Better Births outcomes?

Find out more about our Meet the Expert sessions on our supporters’ profile pages here.

11:00: Meet the Expert – The Practising Midwife
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, Director, All4Maternity
Join the Zoom meeting HERE 

12:45: Meet the Expert – Data4NHS
The Data4NHS Team
Join the Zoom meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 973 355 4240
Passcode: 1234

13:15: Meet the Expert – Public Health England
The Public Health England Team
Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting HERE
Or call in (audio only): +44 20 8142 8939
Phone Conference ID: 600 203 525

14:30: Meet the Expert – Parents 1st UK
Celia Suppiah, CEO, Parents 1st UK
Join the Zoom meeting HERE 

15:45: Meet the Expert – The Nursing and Midwifery Council
Dr Jacqui Williams MA, BSc(Hons), RM ADM, Dip AppSS, Senior Midwifery Education Advisor, Nursing and Midwifery Council
Join the gotomeeting HERE
You can also dial in using your phone.
United Kingdom (Toll Free): 0 800 389 5276
United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5011
Access Code: 723-923-837

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The Festival Programme

 

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Download the app

Scan the QR code below or click this Magic link for quick access to the London Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2021 App. In the app you can make a profile in a matter of minutes and then network and connect directly with speakers, exhibitors, colleagues and friends.

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The Exhibition Competition

Just because the festival is entirely online, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit of fun during the day and try our luck at winning one of the many great prizes we have lined up for you.

All-Ireland MMF 2021 Competition Form

    See if you can find the answer here: https://www.maternityandmidwifery.co.uk/events-2021/all-ireland/nursing-and-midwifery-council/
    See if you can find the answer here: https://www.maternityandmidwifery.co.uk/events-2021/all-ireland/waterwipes/
    See if you can find the answer here: https://www.maternityandmidwifery.co.uk/events-2021/all-ireland/matflix/
    See if you can find the answer here: https://www.all4maternity.com/for-you/members-zone/
    See if you can find the answer here: https://www.maternityandmidwifery.co.uk/events-2021/all-ireland/mummys-star/
    See if you can find the answer here: https://www.maternityandmidwifery.co.uk/events-2021/all-ireland/active-iron/
    See if you can find the answer here: https://www.inmo.ie/Conditions_of_Membership
  • This is so we can let you know if you're a winner!

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Evaluation form

You must submit an evaluation form in order to receive your revalidation-ready certificate of attendance.

Evaluation Form - London Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2021

Complete and submit your online evaluation form immediately after the programme has finished. It is important to demonstrate continuing professional development for your revalidation so we ask you to complete this online evaluation form to demonstrate key learning outcomes from the day, engagement with our supporters and give your feedback for future festivals.
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  • A certificate of attendance will be sent to you in the next 7 days. Please note that, in requesting a certificate of attendance, you agree to our supporters communicating with you direct to provide you with information relating to this event.

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Live Stream Troubleshooting

We constantly monitor the live stream on multiple devices in a variety of locations to ensure its quality. If there is a problem with the stream we will let viewers know immediately in the chat box.

If you are experiencing problems viewing the stream and there is no announcement in the chat, the likelihood is that the issue is local rather than general. Here are the most common issues viewers encounter:

Browser: Please do not try to watch this stream using internet explorer. Internet explorer does not support live streaming, we recommend using Google Chrome (PC) or Safari (Mac) as your browser to view this live stream and participate in the chat.

Internet speed: The most common issue viewers face is a weak or unreliable WiFi/Broadband signal. If your signal is weak and dropping out the video will keep freezing or buffering. Check your internet connection using Which Broadband Speed Test. An upload speed of 3mbps or higher should mean you are able to play the video. In the worst case scenario try sending the link to this page to your mobile phone and disconnecting your phone from WiFi. If your phone has a good 3G or 4G signal, you should be able to play the video.

Firewalls: If you are attempting to watch this live stream on a device provided by your hospital/employer there may be a built in firewall that blocks live streaming video. This is especially common with devices provided by healthcare organisations. If this is the case please try using your own personal laptop/tablet/phone.

Other users: If you are viewing this live stream from home and other members of your household are also using the WiFi to download files, watch live streaming TV such as Netflix or play online games, this may put undue stress on your WiFi and effect the quality of your stream.

Cloud Services: Live streaming video does not function in many cloud services. Come out of your employer’s Cloud/IT system and open this in an external browser.

Memory: If your device is struggling for memory space the live stream will not play correctly. Reduce the number of other windows and tabs you have open and shut down all unnecessary programmes other than the ones you need to watch this stream.

Battery: Make sure your device is plugged in or has plenty of battery!

If you are experiencing any issues and would like to speak to us please contact Paul Rushworth on +44(0)7709 145 234 or email paul@narrowcastmedia.co.uk

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