The second Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System Conference will take place on Monday 22 October 2018from 9.30am to 2.30pmat Walsall Football Club, Stadium Suite, Banks's Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA. To book your place visit https://bit.ly/2P7sYwh
Keynote speakers include:
- Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and, Chairman of the National Maternity Transformation Programme
- Toby Lewis, Chair, Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System
- Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse, Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System
- Dr Tilly Pillay, Neonatologist, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
This aim of the event is to provide a national and local update on the NHS maternity system, promote parent/carer empowerment to reduce the risks for infant mortality and update on public health initiatives such as early stork, antenatal parenting resource, preconception, preparing for pregnancy, smoking peers and champions.
Delegates will have the opportunity to attend four workshops from the following: continuity of care model, birth trauma, holistic therapies, life as a doula, perinatal mental health, supporting families through pregnancy loss and pregnancy after loss, Maternity Voices Partnership, home birth discussion and reduced fetal movement.
The conference will also provide an opportunity to share learning, gain information on local maternity care and network with professionals and women with recent experiences of maternity services.
Local women and their families, midwives, current and previous maternity service users, maternity staff and clinicians are all welcome to attend.