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LIVE STREAM: Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival

The Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2018 takes place on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

We are expecting around 400 midwives and healthcare professionals to join us on the day, but if you are unable to attend in person you can watch a live stream of the event on this page.

Our live broadcast will begin at 09:15 on the 28th November.



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09:15 Chair’s welcome
Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant

09:30 Best Start: delivering for the future
Professor Ann Holmes, Chief Midwifery Advisor, Associate Chief Nurse, Scottish Government

09:50 Baby Buddy: embracing the power of evidence, innovation and collaboration to reduce child health inequalities
Alison Baum OBE, Chief Executive, Best Beginnings

10:20 Same as it ever was?
Mary Ross-Davie, Country Director for Scotland, The Royal College of Midwives

10:45 Assessing the quality of care you give
Dr Andrew Symon, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee

11:00 Questions & discussion

11:15 Break

12:00 Aspiring student to student midwife
Ellie Durant, Midwife and author

12:35 Becoming and being a teacher of midwives
Fiona Gibb, Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University

13:00 Break


14:30 Becoming a Consultant Midwife
Dr Geraldine Butcher, Consultant Midwife, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

15:05 Developing and introducing a new model of clinical supervision in Scotland
Helene Marshall and Susan Key, Education Project Managers, NHS Education for Scotland

15:30 Break

15:50 Best Start Remote and Rural Maternal Competencies Survey
Helene Marshall and Jaki Lambert, NHS Education for Scotland

16:20 Listening to the baby’s voice: infant mental health in practice
Dr Melanie Gunning, Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lothian

16:45 End of broadcast

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